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Last film added: December 31, 2017. There are currently 1566 films in the database (since 1996).


    Obscure and Rare Films (1996-2018)

    Search returned all hard-to-find or underground movies out of 1566 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsAmazing Screw-On Head, The (2006) 10  AnimationComedyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV ShowsI own on DVD
    A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
  2. Movie DetailsCollected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer, The (2005) 10  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    An excellent retrospective of surreal, unsettling films from the Czech animator, dating 1965 to 1992.
  3. Movie DetailsCyclo (1996) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    After a Vietnamese man's bicycle-taxi is stolen, he desperately turns to the mob for work.
  4. Movie DetailsDance of Reality, The (2014) 10  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
  5. Movie DetailsEndless Poetry (2017) 10  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
  6. Movie DetailsFast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 10  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary about an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer and a robotics designer.
  7. Movie DetailsHappy Accidents (2000) 10  ComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
  8. Movie DetailsIn the Realms of the Unreal (2004) 10  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Visionary artist Henry Darger was a hospital janitor who privately authored a 15,000-page fantasy novel.
  9. Movie DetailsIt's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) 10  AnimationComedyObscure/RareI own on DVD
    Don Hertzfeldt's feature-film version of his animated philosophical trilogy about Bill and his shattered psyche.
  10. Movie DetailsRosetta (2000) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
  11. Movie DetailsShort Films of David Lynch, The (2002) 10  HorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    A detailed DVD collection of Lynch's six short films, dating 1966 to 1996. Horrifically odd.
  12. Movie DetailsSon, The (2002) 10  Obscure/Rare
    The Dardennes' build emotional and moral complexity around a vocational training center for troubled boys.
  13. Movie DetailsWorld of Tomorrow (2015) 10  AnimationComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
  14. Movie DetailsWorld of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People... (2017) 10  AnimationComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Dazzling and poignant sci-fi. Don Hertzfeldt reverse-engineered this sequel from audio of his five-year-old niece.

  15. EXCELLENT
  16. Movie Details13th (2016) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In-depth look at racial inequality, criminalization and the prison-industrial complex in the U.S. Essential. Tragic.
  17. Movie DetailsAi Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the life of celebrated Chinese artist and outspoken dissident Ai Weiwei. Compelling humanity.
  18. Movie DetailsAll the Real Girls (2003) 9  Obscure/Rare
    This believable natural drama about love and anger stars Zooey Deschanel.
  19. Movie DetailsAnimation Show, The (2003) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    A collection of short films (mostly comedy) put together by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
  20. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2005, The (2005) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton and other animators return in this second collection of excellent shorts.
  21. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2007, The (2007) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareI own on DVD
    The touring festival's third anthology of animated shorts collected by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge.
  22. Movie DetailsBeing Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The story of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the heart and soul of Elmo. Touching and inspiring.
  23. Movie DetailsBrand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Guy Maddin's homage to silent film. A return to an abandoned island home. Orphanage memories.
  24. Movie DetailsCave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Inside France's Chauvet Cave, Werner Herzog idiosyncratically explores the history of art and human culture.
  25. Movie DetailsChop Shop (2008) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A hard-working, resourceful street orphan in Queens struggles to create a better life for himself.
  26. Movie DetailsCitizenfour (2014) 9  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Whistleblower Edward Snowden releases classified info about mass global surveillance by the NSA. Gripping, chilling.
  27. Movie DetailsCutie and the Boxer (2013) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The art and 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, Japanese artists in New York.
  28. Movie DetailsDark Days (2000) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A cinematic portrait of the homeless population living permanently in New York City's underground tunnels.
  29. Movie DetailsDMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Strassman and Hancock explore connections between human spirituality and neuroscience through psychedelics.
  30. Movie DetailsDreamlife of Angels, The (1998) 9  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    In France, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends and share a flat.
  31. Movie DetailsDrunk History - Season 1 (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Drunk historians try to describe history while Jack Black, Michael Cera and others reenact. Hilarious.
  32. Movie DetailsGo-Getter, The (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A great road movie, starting from Eugene, Oregon. Features Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's music.
  33. Movie DetailsGonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A fast-moving, entertaining portrait of late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Johnny Depp.
  34. Movie DetailsHelvetica (2007) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    No modern typeface is more ubiquitous than Helvetica. What are the responsibilities of graphic designers?
  35. Movie DetailsHow to Die in Oregon (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Peter Richardson's respectful, heartbreaking documentary about physician-assisted suicide and the beauty of life.
  36. Movie DetailsHype! (1996) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The Seattle grunge music scene of the early 1990s and its effects on American culture.
  37. Movie DetailsIn Pursuit of Panama (2009) 9  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    An allegorical, Kerouac-like documentary about two lifelong friends who embark on a seven-country road trip.
  38. Movie DetailsInexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, The (2013) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Six Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures exploring what we don't know about how the universe works.
  39. Movie DetailsInto the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery Channel cosmology miniseries that discusses aliens, time travel and the history of the universe.
  40. Movie DetailsJodorowsky's Dune (2014) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Behind Jodorowsky's ambitious, influential mid-1970s sci-fi film failure. With Dalí, Giger, Welles, Jagger, Pink Floyd.
  41. Movie DetailsLast Night (1998) 9  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    There are six hours until the end of the world. What would you do?
  42. Movie DetailsLimbo (1999) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A film set in Alaska's wilderness about people living in limbo. There is no ending.
  43. Movie DetailsLittle Otik (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
  44. Movie DetailsLorna's Silence (2009) 9  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The Dardenne Brothers' stunning film about Albanian emigrants in Belgium. Study of a woman's conscience.
  45. Movie DetailsMeeting People Is Easy (1999) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
  46. Movie DetailsMillennium Actress (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
  47. Movie DetailsMy Winnipeg (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Haunting, personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, and of his psyche. Unique.
  48. Movie DetailsPixar Story, The (2008) 9  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the history of animation, and the origin and successes of Pixar Animation Studios.
  49. Movie DetailsPromesse, La (1997) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A gritty, thoughtful portrayal of the illegal immigrant situation in Belgium by the Dardenne Brothers.
  50. Movie DetailsTorrey Pines (2016) 9  AnimationConspiracyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
  51. Movie DetailsTurtles Can Fly (2005) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A grim and heartbreaking portrait of Iraq. Refugee children survive by collecting and selling mines.
  52. Movie DetailsUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee experiences the magical intersection of spirit, animal and human worlds.
  53. Movie DetailsUpstream Color (2013) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Shane Carruth's fragmented, hypnotic story of lost identity. Puzzling allegory via Thoreau and psychotropic grubs.
  54. Movie DetailsWhen We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery's compelling six-part series about the race into space, the moon landings, shuttles, and beyond.

  55. VERY GOOD
  56. Movie Details180° South: Conquerors of the Useless (2010) 8  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    An outdoorsman retraces the epic 1968 journey of his hero Yvon Chouinard to Patagonia. Inspiring.
  57. Movie Details5 Broken Cameras (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Intimate study of a small West Bank village's protests against Israeli soldiers. Injustice, violence, resolve.
  58. Movie DetailsAbel Raises Cain (2005) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A documentary about world-class hoaxer Alan Abel, who exposes the media's obsession with the salacious.
  59. Movie DetailsApril and the Extraordinary World (2016) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracyObscure/RareSci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Alternate universe ruled by coal and steam engines. Scientists have been disappearing. Fun French steampunk.
  60. Movie DetailsArt & Copy (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documents advertising's history and influence. Wisdom and inspiration from creative artists behind the campaigns.
  61. Movie DetailsAura, The (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    An epileptic taxidermist imagines executing the perfect robbery, then gets his chance. A psychological thriller.
  62. Movie DetailsAway From Her (2007) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A man deals with the progression of his wife's Alzheimer's. Sarah Polley's character-driven directorial debut.
  63. Movie DetailsBag It (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Funny/disturbing environmental documentary about plastic bags, the ACC, BPA, phthalates and child development.
  64. Movie DetailsBeautiful Losers (2009) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A collective group of do-it-yourself artists and designers in 1990s New York find success.
  65. Movie DetailsBetween the Folds (2008) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    PBS documentary about artists and scientists who have devoted their lives to modern origami.
  66. Movie DetailsBlood Into Wine (2010) 8  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Eccentric rocker Maynard James Keenan's journey from L.A. to running a world-class vineyard in Arizona.
  67. Movie DetailsBreaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (2008) 8  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    HBO chronicles the profound effect of the 1960s Civil Rights movement on college football programs.
  68. Movie DetailsBunny and the Bull (2009) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A surreal, Gondry-esque comedy starring an agoraphobic man who reconstructs a tragic European road trip.
  69. Movie DetailsCemetery of Splendor (2016) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Gentle magical realism featuring Thai soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness, ancient kings, and love.
  70. Movie DetailsChristmas, Again (2015) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Life of a dejected Christmas-tree salesman. Small observations about human behavior, the importance of timing.
  71. Movie DetailsCity Dark, The (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the human and global consequences of modern light pollution and the disappearing stars.
  72. Movie DetailsClear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
  73. Movie DetailsCODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Exposes the lack of women and minorities in tech. Explores reasons why and possible solutions.
  74. Movie DetailsCold Weather (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Charming mumblecore mystery set in Portland, Oregon. I want to be friends with the leads.
  75. Movie DetailsComputer Chess (2013) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Bizarre story about artificial intelligence via 1980s chess programmers. It's like 'Pi' meets 'Napoleon Dynamite'.
  76. Movie DetailsCremaster 3 (2002) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Matthew Barney's art installation epic where he plays the Entered Apprentice and faces bizarre adversaries.
  77. Movie DetailsDavid Lynch: The Art Life (2017) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Lynch discusses his early life, his art and his creative process. Meditative smoking and painting.
  78. Movie DetailsDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) 8  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Joss Whedon's three-part online musical miniseries. Filmed during the writers' strike, starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  79. Movie DetailsDynamic:01 - The Best Of DavidLynch.com (2007) 8  HorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    A collection of short films and interviews created for subscribing members of DavidLynch.com. Weird experiments.
  80. Movie DetailsEverything is a Remix (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Four-part video series by Kirby Ferguson about the culture of copying, transforming and combining media.
  81. Movie DetailsForks Over Knives (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Vast evidence that a whole foods, plant-based diet can reverse diseases caused by animal-based foods.
  82. Movie DetailsFreedom on the Fence (2005) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary project about the culturally iconic art of Polish posters under the USSR regime.
  83. Movie DetailsFuture, The (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Miranda July weaves a magical, heartrending film on loneliness and mortality. And a stray cat.
  84. Movie DetailsGrand Night In: The Story of Aardman, A (2015) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    History of Aardman Animations, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio behind Morph, Wallace & Gromit.
  85. Movie DetailsGruffalo, The (2009) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A cunning mouse outwits a succession of predators while walking in the deep dark wood.
  86. Movie DetailsHire Film Series Vol. 1, The (2001) 8  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    Five short BMW-commissioned films starring Clive Owen. Directors include Kar-Wai Wong and Ang Lee.
  87. Movie DetailsHow the Fire Fell (2011) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Edward P. Davee's haunting, dreamlike portrayal of Edmund Creffield's early-1900s cult in Corvallis, Oregon.
  88. Movie DetailsIn the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.
  89. Movie DetailsInherit the Wind (1999) 8  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    Like 12 Angry Men, another excellent made-for-TV remake starring Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott.
  90. Movie DetailsJulien Donkey-Boy (1999) 8  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    A Dogme 95 video-art exercise about the effects of schizophrenia on family life. Poetic desperation.
  91. Movie DetailsKinamand (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A Danish plumber begins eating at a family-run Chinese diner and makes unexpected emotional connections.
  92. Movie DetailsKing Corn (2007) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Good-natured introduction to industrialized agriculture. We subsidize the Happy Meals, but not the healthy ones.
  93. Movie DetailsLight Bulb Conspiracy: The Untold Story of Planned Obsole... (2011) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    History of planned obsolescence, the hidden mechanism at the heart of our wasteful consumer society.
  94. Movie DetailsLila Says (2005) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A well-acted story of seduction and self-realization, revolving around the beautiful and alluring Vahina Giocante.
  95. Movie DetailsLittle Thief, The (1999) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young man from the French countryside moves to the city to find a job.
  96. Movie DetailsLo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Werner Herzog explores the Internet's evolution, ponders its societal influence. Cyberwarfare, AI, telepathy, etc.
  97. Movie DetailsLoose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigates the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job. An example of history repeating?
  98. Movie DetailsMarvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Seasons 1-3, The (2010) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/RareTV Shows
    Cartoon seafaring adventures of young Flapjack and pirate K'nuckles who live in a talking whale.
  99. Movie DetailsMindscape of Alan Moore, The (2003) 8  Obscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    Creative philosophies from the brilliant comic writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell.
  100. Movie DetailsMoon Man (2012) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Moon Man hitches a ride to Earth on a comet and discovers children need him.
  101. Movie DetailsMore Tales from the Script (2010) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Fascinating unheard stories from top Hollywood screenwriters. A 47-minute continuation of Tales from the Script.
  102. Movie DetailsMy Life as a Zucchini (2017) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/Rare
    Vibrant stop-motion animation about a young boy sent to a foster home. Delightful youthful resilience.
  103. Movie DetailsMy Son the Fanatic (1998) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Set in Britain, a Pakistani taxi-driver is attracted to a prostitute. Enter the Islamic fundamentalists.
  104. Movie DetailsNeverwas (2007) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    A psychiatrist befriends a patient in a mental institution and discovers his father's secrets. Magical.
  105. Movie DetailsNói albínói (2004) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A teenager drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland.
  106. Movie DetailsOceans (2010) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Exquisite cinematography of majestic undersea creatures with terribly dull, sentimental Pierce Brosnan narration.
  107. Movie DetailsOne I Love, The (2014) 8  ComedyMind-blowingObscure/Rare
    Weekend getaway of a married couple on the brink of separation becomes clever plot twist.
  108. Movie DetailsOsama (2004) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Attempting to survive beneath the Taliban, a 12-year-old Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy.
  109. Movie DetailsPainting, The (2013) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Characters in an incomplete painting seek their creator. Charming parable about God and social status.
  110. Movie DetailsParagraph 175 (2000) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    German historian interviews survivors of Nazi persecution of homosexuals under the Paragraph 175 penal code.
  111. Movie DetailsParanoia Agent: Complete Collection (2004) 8  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Satoshi Kon's dark, paranormal 13-episode Japanese TV series. The spectral, enigmatic assailant Lil' Slugger fascinates.
  112. Movie DetailsPeople, Places, Things (2015) 8  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Graphic novelist Jemaine Clement, now single-parenting twin girls, can't get let go of his ex.
  113. Movie DetailsPersuaders, The (2004) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The cultures of marketing and advertising influence what Americans buy and how they view themselves.
  114. Movie DetailsPurge (2013) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A young woman running from Russian sex-traffickers meets an older version of herself. Gut-wrenching.
  115. Movie DetailsRabbits (2002) 8  ComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    David Lynch's nine-episode sitcom starring people in rabbit suits, accompanied by laugh tracks. Plotless, eerie.
  116. Movie DetailsReality (2015) 8  ComedyMind-blowingObscure/Rare
    Surreal, compelling nonsense from absurdist Dupieux, who has taken a page from Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
  117. Movie DetailsReel Injun (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    How depictions of Native Americans in cinema have shaped perceptions of their cultures and histories.
  118. Movie DetailsRegret to Inform (1998) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The filmmaker goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
  119. Movie DetailsRock-afire Explosion, The (2008) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The inventor behind (and fans of) the Showbiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic puppets.
  120. Movie DetailsRoom on the Broom (2012) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A gentle witch offers rides to a variety of animals on her increasingly crowded broom.
  121. Movie DetailsShower (1999) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A businessman travels home to Beijing after receiving a message that his father has died.
  122. Movie DetailsSix-String Samurai (1998) 8  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    In a post-apocalyptic America, samurai guitarist Buddy Holly journeys to Lost Vegas to become king.
  123. Movie DetailsSpecial (2008) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Michael Rapaport participates in an experimental drug study and becomes sure his superpowers are strengthening.
  124. Movie DetailsStartup.com (2001) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Examines the start-up phenomenon by documenting the existence of new media company govWorks.com.
  125. Movie DetailsTales from the Script (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Veteran Hollywood screenwriters share their triumphs and failures, insider insights, anecdotes and artistic compromises.
  126. Movie DetailsTangerine (2015) 8  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A transgender prostitute tears through L.A. on Christmas Eve seeking her unfaithful pimp. Raunchy, empathetic.
  127. Movie DetailsTell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Diary-style documentary by Spike Jonze about Maurice Sendak, the unconventional author of iconic children's books.
  128. Movie DetailsTerms and Conditions May Apply (2013) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age. How corporations and governments spy.
  129. Movie DetailsTetro (2009) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Stylish indie film by Francis Ford Coppola. Could've been better with fewer staged productions though.
  130. Movie DetailsThese Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The National Film Registry's history and the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of motion pictures.
  131. Movie DetailsThis is Not a Conspiracy Theory (2016) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Six-part (2014-2018) episodic documentary by Kirby Ferguson about the hidden forces that shape our lives.
  132. Movie DetailsThree Seasons (1999) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A languorously beautiful, kind film centered around the lives of three main characters in Vietnam.
  133. Movie DetailsTime Code (2000) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Mike Figgis's innovative film is composed of four simultaneous takes, each occupying a screen quadrant.
  134. Movie DetailsTim's Vermeer (2013) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Ingenious. Inventor Tim Jenison works to replicate the painting techniques of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.
  135. Movie DetailsTokyo! (2008) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    A cinematic triptych (transformation, anarchy, rebirth) set in Tokyo. Directed by Gondry, Carax and Bong.
  136. Movie DetailsTokyo Godfathers (2003) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/Rare
    An animated Christmas story set in Tokyo featuring an unlikely trio of homeless friends.
  137. Movie DetailsTruth About Romance, The (2013) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Losing what you thought you wanted can reveal a new adventure. Danielle Jackson is magnetic.
  138. Movie DetailsTuvalu (2001) 8  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Stunning, whimsical German film with almost no dialogue set in a surreal bathhouse in Bulgaria.
  139. Movie DetailsUnmade Beds (2009) 8  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The stories of Vera and Axl intersect via artsy, free-spirited squatters in a London warehouse.
  140. Movie DetailsVanishing of the Bees (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigation into implications of the worldwide collapse of the honeybee. Slow death by systemic pesticides.
  141. Movie DetailsWaste Land (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Uplifting documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.
  142. Movie DetailsWilliam S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with friends and colleagues of the influential postmodernist novelist.
  143. Movie DetailsXiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Explores the Cultural Revolution in China. A young teenage girl is sent to remote lands.

  144. GOOD
  145. Movie DetailsAdvantageous (2015) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Dystopian future where a middle-aged woman undergoes a drastic biomedical procedure to support her daughter.
  146. Movie DetailsAimée & Jaguar (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Set in 1943 Berlin, a Nazi wife has a love affair with a Jewish lesbian.
  147. Movie DetailsAtom Smashers, The (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    How does life exist? Documentary chronicles the search for the Higgs boson by Fermilab physicists.
  148. Movie DetailsBefore I Disappear (2014) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Circumstances cause a suicidal man to drag his young, precocious niece across Manhattan one night.
  149. Movie DetailsBernard and Doris (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    An HBO Films picture about tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Sarandon) and her gay butler (Fiennes).
  150. Movie DetailsBerserk - The Complete Collection (2002) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Anime about young warrior Guts and the mercenary company called the Band of the Hawk.
  151. Movie DetailsBig River (2010) 7  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    An update/companion to 2007's King Corn. Explores the ecological consequences of industrial corn production.
  152. Movie DetailsBig Sur (2013) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Depressed alcoholic Beat writer Jack Duluoz/Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur.
  153. Movie DetailsBlack Power Mixtape 1967-1975, The (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Found footage shot by Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement. Great Angela Davis interviews.
  154. Movie DetailsBlank City (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Snapshot of late 1970s underground/punk filmmaking in New York during the No Wave movement.
  155. Movie DetailsBomb It (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A global history of street art. Explores cultural/political issues of tagging, graffiti and art activism.
  156. Movie DetailsBon Voyage (2004) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A farcical portrait of 1940 France nearly surrendering to zee Germans. Virginie Ledoyen is adorable.
  157. Movie DetailsBonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A school principal in Israel discovers that a quiet 16-year-old underachiever is a genius. Sweet.
  158. Movie DetailsBook of the Dead, The (2006) 7  AnimationObscure/Rare
    Intricate stop-motion animation set in feudal Japan. A mysterious Buddhist parable involving a ghost prince.
  159. Movie DetailsBrief History of Graphics, A (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Five-part series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy covering the history/milestones of video game graphics/techniques.
  160. Movie DetailsCalles Hablan, Las (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about graffiti art in Barcelona, Spain, pitting an artistic community versus a restrictive government.
  161. Movie DetailsCat in Paris, A (2012) 7  AnimationObscure/Rare
    Charming, attractive animated feature centered on cat burgling. Made with traditional ink and paint cartooning.
  162. Movie DetailsChronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, The (2004) 7  AnimationObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Peter Chung's animated short film bridges the Riddick story between 'Pitch Black' and 'The Chronicles'.
  163. Movie DetailsCollection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films, A (2006) 7  AnimationComedyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Death abounds. I enjoyed Six Shooter and Jasper Morello. Hated the Moon and the Son.
  164. Movie DetailsConan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Behind the scenes of Conan O'Brien's frenetic 2010 comedy tour. Revealing but not especially funny.
  165. Movie DetailsCountry Wedding (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A couple tries to find a church in the Icelandic countryside to have their wedding.
  166. Movie DetailsDark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The dark surrealism of Swiss artist H.R. Giger interspersed with documentation of his final years.
  167. Movie DetailsDesert Blue (1998) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A struggling roadside town. The world's largest ice cream cone. Christina Ricci blows stuff up.
  168. Movie DetailsDisappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, The (2014) 7  Obscure/Rare
    The tragic dissolution of a romantic relationship, told from two perspectives in two independent chapters.
  169. Movie DetailsDolphin Tale (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Charming family film based on a true story. The actual dolphin involved stars as herself.
  170. Movie DetailsDrakmar: A Vassal's Journey (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A sensitive 14-year-old escapes to the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria to survive his adolescence.
  171. Movie DetailsEast/West (1999) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In 1946, Stalin invited self-exiled Russians to return home, only to execute or imprison them.
  172. Movie DetailsExploding Girl, The (2010) 7  Obscure/Rare
    A young epileptic woman, back home from college, struggles with her feelings for her boyfriend.
  173. Movie DetailsFairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Two young girls in 1917 take a photograph, believed to confirm the existence of fairies.
  174. Movie DetailsFL: Unpremeditated Movie (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    No-budget documentary by MTO that chronicles his controversial graffiti art and intervention in Sarasota, Florida.
  175. Movie DetailsFor No Good Reason (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Depp visits Ralph Steadman to discuss the motivation/process behind his deranged/Gonzo art. A bit congratulatory.
  176. Movie DetailsFrequencies (2014) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Ambitiously explores philosophical notions of fate and free will in an alternate reality of frequencies.
  177. Movie DetailsFrom One Second to the Next (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Short documentary chronicling the devastating consequences of texting and driving, directed by Werner Herzog.
  178. Movie DetailsGod Forgive Us (2014) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Parallel stories of four struggling strangers build to an unexpected collision. Engaging indie. Acting is passable.
  179. Movie DetailsGray Area, The (2010) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Three young men mourn the death of a friend, investigate the circumstances. Shot in Portland.
  180. Movie DetailsGreat Directors (2010) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Conversations with 10 of the world's greatest living directors, including David Lynch and Richard Linklater.
  181. Movie DetailsGruffalo's Child, The (2011) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    The child of the Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and seeks the Big Bad Mouse.
  182. Movie DetailsH. (2016) 7  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Two women named Helen struggle to cope following strange atmospheric phenomena in Troy, NY. Unsettling.
  183. Movie DetailsHappenstance (2000) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers. Stars Audrey Tautou.
  184. Movie DetailsHappy Times (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A bittersweet comedy about a poor, aging bachelor who hasn't had luck in love.
  185. Movie DetailsHe Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Darkly humorous series of vignettes of shared-housing experiences across Australia. A search for meaning.
  186. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Hellboy ends up battling the goddess Hecate after a professor resurrects a powerful female vampire.
  187. Movie DetailsHi-Line, The (2000) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Set in rural Montana, this thoughtful character drama stars a young naïve Rachael Leigh Cook.
  188. Movie DetailsHieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    New infrared photography of the late-medieval artist's fantastical paintings. Too much focus on inter-museum politics.
  189. Movie DetailsHigh Art (1998) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Explores the romance between photo editor Radha Mitchell and heroin-addicted photographer Ally Sheedy.
  190. Movie DetailsHome (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand featuring aerial footage from around the globe. Beautiful but tedious.
  191. Movie DetailsHouse of Pleasures (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Hardship and camaraderie at an upscale Parisian brothel at the turn of the 20th century.
  192. Movie DetailsHunt for Gollum, The (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Chris Bouchard's impressive Lord of the Rings film. Gandalf sends Strider out to find Gollum.
  193. Movie DetailsI Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
    A hospice nurse cares for an elderly horror novelist in an old house. Persistent unease.
  194. Movie DetailsI Cannot Go on as I Am (2015) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Silent musical by Edgardo Flores. A woman loses her job and lover. Meaning in stillness.
  195. Movie DetailsIdiots and Angels (2009) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Bill Plympton's animated dark comedy about a morally bankrupt man who wakes up with wings.
  196. Movie DetailsIngredients (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Compares America's industrialized food system to a rising local-growth movement, from Oregon to New York.
  197. Movie DetailsInk (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    High-concept visual thriller that weaves the conscious with the subconscious. Falls down on unconvincing acting.
  198. Movie DetailsIn Your Eyes (2014) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Two seemingly unconnected people have an unexplainable telepathic bond that allows them to share experiences.
  199. Movie DetailsJack Goes Boating (2010) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Philip Seymour Hoffman explores the dreams and failures of two awkward, working-class New York couples.
  200. Movie DetailsJellyfish (2008) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv. Loved Batiya's story.
  201. Movie DetailsJesus Henry Christ (2012) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Measured quirkiness that evokes Wes Anderson's style about a 10-year-old prodigy. Toni Collette is great.
  202. Movie DetailsJourney of the Universe (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Explores of the epic history of the cosmos, Earth and humanity. Sometimes goofy but also profound.
  203. Movie DetailsJust Like Being There (2012) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Celebrates gig posters by contemporary artists nearly 50 years after the first iconic concert posters.
  204. Movie DetailsKeyhole (2012) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Guy Maddin's surreal take on Homer's Odyssey. A mysterious, dreamlike journey of Ulysses and ghosts.
  205. Movie DetailsKing of California (2007) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Mentally unstable Michael Douglas is convinced that Spanish treasure is buried in suburban California.
  206. Movie DetailsKnee Deep (2007) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In rural Maine, a young, hardworking dairy farmer is betrayed by family. A humanistic documentary.
  207. Movie DetailsLast Days of the Arctic (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Follows photojournalist Ragnar Axelsson on an evocative photographic journey among the people of the Arctic.
  208. Movie DetailsLife During Wartime (2010) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Todd Solondz sequel explores the virtues of forgiving and forgetting through troubling, dysfunctional family scenarios.
  209. Movie DetailsLife is to Whistle (1998) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between their self-restricting beliefs or living more freely.
  210. Movie DetailsLittle Fish (2005) 7  Obscure/Rare
    In an Australian Little Saigon district, Cate Blanchett is trying to escape her drug-addicted past.
  211. Movie DetailsLive from Baghdad (2002) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Robert Wiener's memoirs of CNN reporters in Iraq during the Gulf War bombing in 1991.
  212. Movie DetailsLoneliest Planet, The (2012) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A pivotal, instinctive reaction divides a couple's hiking trek in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains. Slow, stunning.
  213. Movie DetailsLook Around You - Series 1 and 2 (2005) 7  ComedyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A BBC TV comedy series that satirizes 1970s educational science programs. A nonsensical, faithful homage.
  214. Movie DetailsLove & Teleportation (2013) 7  Mind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    A disgraced quantum mechanics professor invents a teleportation machine in his garage. Clever, charming ending.
  215. Movie DetailsLunopolis (2009) 7  ConspiracyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Pseudo-documentary about aliens on the moon and a secret Scientology-like group. A fun, riveting conspiracy.
  216. Movie DetailsMalice in Wonderland (2010) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    A woman descends into a gritty underworld after encountering a London taxi driver. Clever update.
  217. Movie DetailsMetropia (2010) 7  AnimationConspiracyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Bleak dystopian future of Europe with a fascinating, photomontage animation style. An unsettling Orwellian plot.
  218. Movie DetailsMinimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Inside the lives of minimalists striving to exist meaningfully with less. A familiar anti-consumerism premise.
  219. Movie DetailsMinus Man, The (1999) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Inconspicuous serial killer Owen Wilson drifts into a quaint coastal town looking to start over.
  220. Movie DetailsNo No: A Dockumentary (2014) 7  Obscure/RareSport
    The story of baseball star Dock Ellis, most famous for his 1970 no-hitter on LSD.
  221. Movie DetailsNot One Less (1999) 7  Obscure/Rare
    A very determined girl is left in charge of a mountain village school in China.
  222. Movie DetailsObjectified (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about how humans relate to manufactured objects, featuring designers like Dieter Rams and Apple.
  223. Movie DetailsOr, My Treasure (2005) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young Israeli girl does anything to support her sick, aging prostitute mother. Raw, non-judgmental.
  224. Movie DetailsPhantom (2013) 7  Obscure/Rare
    A Tokyo couple's all-night philosophical conversation about their precarious lives and place in the world.
  225. Movie DetailsPhantom Boy (2016) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    A boy whose illness allows him to float outside his body befriends a NYC cop.
  226. Movie DetailsPhoebe in Wonderland (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    An unconventional drama teacher inspires a troubled girl. Elle Fanning and Patricia Clarkson are amazing.
  227. Movie DetailsPiano Tuner of Earthquakes, The (2006) 7  AnimationHorrorMusical/MusicObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The Brothers Quay present a dark fairytale about a diabolical doctor and beautiful opera singer.
  228. Movie DetailsPompeii: The Last Day (2003) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
  229. Movie DetailsPrisoner, The (2009) 7  ConspiracyObscure/RareTV Shows
    AMC miniseries based on the classic 1960s TV show. Interesting but muddled. Caviezel lacks personality.
  230. Movie DetailsPontypool (2010) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Thoughtful psychological thriller. A virus with zombie-like symptoms is somehow infecting a small Ontario town.
  231. Movie DetailsRadiant City (2007) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Faux-documentary about the disaggregated, unwalkable, intolerant nature of modern suburbia. Mocking.
  232. Movie DetailsRenegade (2004) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Psychedelic French Western that feels like a Jodorowsky film. Sacred mountains, gunfights, peyote and shaman.
  233. Movie DetailsRewind This! (2013) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. How home video changed the world.
  234. Movie DetailsRoad to Nowhere (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Shannyn Sossamon's emotive performance carries Hellman's thin neo-noir mystery that blurs film with real crime.
  235. Movie DetailsRobot Stories (2004) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Four stories about a futuristic society grappling with its relationship to the growing robot population.
  236. Movie DetailsRomance (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young French woman embarks on an escalating sexual journey, testing her emotional limits.
  237. Movie DetailsRosewater (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is jailed in Iran under suspicion of espionage. Jon Stewart directs.
  238. Movie DetailsSaddest Music in the World, The (2004) 7  ComedyFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Guy Maddin oddity. A Canadian beer baroness organizes a saddest-music contest during the Great Depression.
  239. Movie DetailsSaving Capitalism (2017) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Robert Reich's demoralizing yet hopeful account of how American politics became rigged by crony capitalism.
  240. Movie DetailsSeptien (2011) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Weird little movie about three eccentric brothers. The underlying bearded angst is charming and absurd.
  241. Movie DetailsSherrybaby (2006) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Former drug addict Maggie Gyllenhaal is out of prison, seeking her daughter and emotional recovery.
  242. Movie DetailsSidewalls (2011) 7  AnimationComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Two neurotic individuals live in neighboring apartments in Buenos Aires. Will they meet? Charming loneliness.
  243. Movie DetailsSky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The grand celestial ambitions of Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, famous for his pyrotechnic displays.
  244. Movie DetailsSons of Perdition (2010) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three teenagers exiled from an FLDS polygamist cult try to survive in mainstream America. Distressing.
  245. Movie DetailsSon of the Congo (2015) 7  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    Basketball star Serge Ibaka returns to the Congo with the hope of uplifting communities. Heartwarming.
  246. Movie DetailsStanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Kubrick's incredible attention to detail revealed in 1,000+ boxes of his meticulously sorted film materials.
  247. Movie DetailsStarlet (2012) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The unlikely friendship between a 21-year-old actress and a lonely elderly woman in Los Angeles.
  248. Movie DetailsThird Contact (2012) 7  ConspiracyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Psychological thriller explores madness, depression, quantum suicide and immortality. It's a dark, puzzling poem.
  249. Movie DetailsTiMER (2010) 7  ComedyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    A biotech implant counts down to the moment you're supposed to meet your soulmate. Charming.
  250. Movie DetailsTwilight of the Ice Nymphs (1998) 7  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Jewel-toned, deadpan absurdity from the inimitable Guy Maddin. A kitschy, disorienting fantasy of frustrated desires.
  251. Movie DetailsUncanny (2015) 7  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    A groundbreaking A.I. exhibits emergent behavior. Quite similar to 'Ex Machina' but actually predates it.
  252. Movie DetailsVa Savoir (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    This romantic comedy follows three men and three women as their lives intersect in Paris.
  253. Movie DetailsVegucated (2011) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three New Yorkers adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, get educated about animal agriculture.
  254. Movie DetailsVine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Explores sacred plant medicine. Two Canadians visit the Amazon to drink the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca.
  255. Movie DetailsWerckmeister Harmonies (2001) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Darkness descends. A bleak, mysterious and meditative art film. It's also cryptic, tedious and pretentious.
  256. Movie DetailsWhen Time Becomes a Woman (2013) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Dialogue-driven sci-fi filmed at Jordan's Dead Sea. Mysterious narrative about how the world could end.
  257. Movie DetailsWho is Dayani Cristal? (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Moving portrait of border-crossing migrant workers. Begins with an unidentified body in the Arizona desert.
  258. Movie DetailsWho Took Johnny (2015) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Examination into the famous 1982 disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch. Case appears essentially solved.
  259. Movie DetailsWild Man Blues (1997) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary about Woody Allen's life as he tours with his New Orleans jazz band.
  260. Movie DetailsWinter Passing (2006) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Zooey Deschanel visits her novelist father, now rooming with a young woman and Christian rocker.
  261. Movie DetailsWrong (2013) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Absurdist Dupieux film about a man changing others' lives while looking for his lost dog.
  262. Movie DetailsXX/XY (2002) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A three-way relationship during college still haunts and complicates Mark Ruffalo's life 10 years later.

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  264. Movie Details4th Dimension, The (2008) 6  FantasyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Feels inspired by Eraserhead and Pi, but this Aphex Twin-scored meditation on reality ultimately disappoints.
  265. Movie DetailsAlice in Wonderland (1999) 6  FantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV, family-friendly version with a cast of Hollywood all stars. It's hardly worth watching.
  266. Movie DetailsAll My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2010) 6  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    A fortuneteller lives in a house crowded with ghosts at the edge of the woods.
  267. Movie DetailsBeat Hotel, The (2012) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Collects fragments of 1950s-era Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs and Gysin living in a rundown Paris hotel.
  268. Movie DetailsBesieged (1998) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Housekeeper Thandie Newton goes into exile in Italy after her African husband is jailed.
  269. Movie DetailsBest Man, The (1999) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A marriage causes a reunion of college friends. Taye Diggs and Nia Long star.
  270. Movie DetailsBlood: The Last Vampire (2001) 6  AnimationHorrorObscure/Rare
    A vampire horror anime set in 1966 on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan.
  271. Movie DetailsBottom of the World (2017) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Trippy mystery of a guilty subconscious. Dreams within dreams, but falls flat in the end.
  272. Movie DetailsBread and Tulips (2000) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    This lighthearted comedy traces a married woman's self-discovery in Venice. Contrived, sweet, and escapist.
  273. Movie DetailsBreast Men (1997) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    HBO movie follows two doctors who invented silicone breast implants through time. David Schwimmer stars.
  274. Movie DetailsCapturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2009) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A metadocumentary. This film about making documentaries should have been richer, deeper and edited better.
  275. Movie DetailsCartoon Noir (1999) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Six oddball, animated shorts from five countries, featuring supernatural elements and darker themes. Mediocre.
  276. Movie DetailsChasing Sleep (2001) 6  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    An insomniac wakes up to find his wife missing and proceeds to lose his mind.
  277. Movie DetailsClose Your Eyes (2002) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    A hypnotherapist receives visions from the inside of his patients' minds. A key to immortality?
  278. Movie DetailsColony (2010) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Slow and unfocused documentary about beekeeping, and the struggle to cope with colony collapse disorder.
  279. Movie DetailsCoyote Waits (2003) 6  Obscure/Rare
    A murder mystery set on a Navajo reservation. Part of PBS's American Mystery! series.
  280. Movie DetailsCQ (2002) 6  ComedyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    The story of a young sci-fi filmmaker in Paris. Model Angela Lindvall serves as eye-candy.
  281. Movie DetailsCrystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Two rather insufferable young Americans seek the legendary hallucinogenic cactus in Chile. Anticlimactic drug trip.
  282. Movie DetailsDante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010) 6  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Animatrix-style companion to EA's video game. Dante enters the nine circles of hell, battles demons.
  283. Movie DetailsEmbers (2015) 6  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Survivors of a global neurological epidemic, unable to make memories, live entirely in the present.
  284. Movie DetailsExterminating Angels, The (2007) 6  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A provocative, high-minded exercise about sexual pleasure in film. It's self-indulgent and oh so French.
  285. Movie DetailsExtraordinary Tales (2015) 6  AnimationHorrorObscure/Rare
    Animated anthology of five stories adapted from Edgar Allan Poe. Disjointedly connected via Death character.
  286. Movie DetailsForest for the Trees, The (2005) 6  Obscure/Rare
    An awkward German schoolteacher is basically unprepared for life. Her alienation is painful to watch.
  287. Movie DetailsGirl Asleep (2016) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
  288. Movie DetailsGive 'em Hell, Malone (2009) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Mediocre, ultraviolent detective noir in need of a better director. Ridiculous villains in second-rate makeup.
  289. Movie DetailsHaiku Tunnel (2001) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A comedy about tempness versus permness, both in the workplace and in life.
  290. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) 6  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    A samurai sword sends Hellboy into a dangerous realm of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters.
  291. Movie DetailsHideous Kinky (1998) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A hippie British woman travels to Morocco with her two young daughters. Stars Kate Winslet.
  292. Movie DetailsHomegrown (1998) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Small-time marijuana-grower Billy Bob Thornton and Kelly Lynch try to get rich following a murder.
  293. Movie DetailsHot Girls Wanted (2015) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Superficial documentary of lost and confused young women being exploited in the amateur porn industry.
  294. Movie DetailsHow Beer Saved the World (2011) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Simplifies human history to exaggerate the importance of beer to civilization. BEER! Extreme hyperbole!
  295. Movie DetailsImagination (2007) 6  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Eric Leiser's surreal experiment with puppetry, stop-motion sketches and claymation. And unconvincing actors.
  296. Movie DetailsIngenious (2009) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Likable rags-to-riches comedy based on the true story of an Arizona inventor of novelty items.
  297. Movie DetailsJack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014) 6  AnimationFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Strange, vivid fantasy about a boy with a mechanical heart. Disjointed script, uncanny valley characters.
  298. Movie DetailsLifeguard, The (2013) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Lovable Kristen Bell's sensitive, sympathetic performance saves this uninspired movie. But she's actually too likable.
  299. Movie DetailsLimbo (2005) 6  Obscure/Rare
    A bullet sends a man into a repeating time loop. Afterlife as low-budget film noir.
  300. Movie DetailsLove (2012) 6  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Lonely astronaut stranded aboard the ISS develops cabin fever, becomes one with the universe. Posthumanism.
  301. Movie DetailsLulu on the Bridge (1999) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/Rare
    After Jazz saxophonist Harvey Keitel is accidentally shot, he enters into a hallucinatory, obsessive affair.
  302. Movie DetailsMarie from the Bay of Angels (1997) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Nubile teenager Vahina Giocante spends her holidays on the French Riviera, picking up American sailors.
  303. Movie DetailsOrigin: Spirits of the Past (2007) 6  AnimationObscure/RareSci-Fi
    In a post-apocalyptic anime future, cell-animated humans battle sentient forests with CG war machines.
  304. Movie DetailsOtherLife (2017) 6  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Biological software can induce time-compressed virtual realities, or make false memories. A lonely, cautionary tale.
  305. Movie DetailsParallels (2015) 6  Mind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths. Interesting concept, but mediocre execution.
  306. Movie DetailsPee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A Netflix revival of Pee-wee Herman's childlike antics and fun-house sketch humor. Fulfills 1980s nostalgia.
  307. Movie DetailsPermanent Midnight (1998) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Ben Stiller plays desperate comedy writer and heroin addict Jerry Stahl. Maria Bello also stars.
  308. Movie DetailsPU-239: The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (2007) 6  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    A nuclear plant worker with radiation poisoning tries to sell stolen plutonium to Moscow gangsters.
  309. Movie DetailsRicky (2009) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    French parable about a bizarre baby's physical development, his precocious sister and his irresponsible mother.
  310. Movie DetailsRid of Me (2011) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A socially awkward newlywed's emotional breakdown and rebirth in Laurelwood, Oregon. A hard-to-watch indie.
  311. Movie DetailsSalinger (2013) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Invades the privacy of J. D. Salinger. Engaging speculation, but trumpeted through a flawed, self-important lens.
  312. Movie DetailsStudent Services (2011) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A 19-year-old freshman in France, desperate for cash, is enticed into a life of prostitution.
  313. Movie DetailsTell Me Something (2001) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Black garbage bags filled with dismembered human body parts are showing up around the city.
  314. Movie DetailsTetsuo: The Bullet Man (2010) 6  HorrorObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    The third film in Tsukamoto's series about technology's dehumanizing influence. Human bodies as weapons.
  315. Movie DetailsTrekkies (1999) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A somewhat affectionate documentary about the phenomenon of Star Trek fandom in its many-splendored geekiness.
  316. Movie DetailsTuesdays with Morrie (1999) 6  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV movie with sportswriter Hank Azaria and retired professor Jack Lemmon, dying of ALS.
  317. Movie DetailsTulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story, The (2003) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    This Peter Greenaway multimedia project is too ambitious, difficult, and intertextual. Caroline Dhavernas still shines.
  318. Movie DetailsVANish (2015) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    A drug lord's daughter is taken hostage by amateurs. Entertaining mayhem ensues inside their van.
  319. Movie DetailsWild Blue Yonder, The (2005) 6  FantasyObscure/RareSci-FiDocumentary/True
    Werner Herzog fashions a boring sci-fi documentary from beautiful undersea Antarctica footage and NASA video.
  320. Movie DetailsWonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic (2008) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Irritating modern opera rehearsals dominate the story of Oppenheimer and the 1945 Trinity atomic test.
  321. Movie DetailsYesterday Was a Lie (2010) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Ambitious indie that explores the sci-fi film noir genre. Packed with Jung and consciousness theories.

  322. ADEQUATE
  323. Movie DetailsAll I Wanna Do (1998) 5  ComedyObscure/Rare
    It's 1963 and Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, and Rachael Leigh Cook are pissed-off schoolgirls.
  324. Movie DetailsBorn of Hope (2009) 5  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Kate Madison's Lord of the Rings prequel, based on Tolkien's appendix paragraphs. Decent low-budget effort.
  325. Movie DetailsFDR: American Badass! (2012) 5  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    As expected, the two-minute trailer was funnier than the movie. Crude/dumb humor, with Nazi werewolves.
  326. Movie DetailsFeed (2006) 5  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    An Internet sex crimes expert investigates feeder-gainer relationships (sexual fetish of the grotesquely obese).
  327. Movie DetailsGuardian Brothers, The (2017) 5  AnimationObscure/Rare
    The spirit world is authoritarian and small-minded. The godless human world has tasty-looking Chinese soup.
  328. Movie DetailsGirl from Monday, The (2005) 5  ComedyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Citizens have become property traded on the stock exchange, but aliens are supporting the resistance.
  329. Movie DetailsGlitch in the Grid (2011) 5  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three artists find spiritual renewal in this imaginative but self-indulgent film by the Leiser Brothers.
  330. Movie DetailsGun Shy (2000) 5  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Undercover DEA agent Liam Neeson almost gets killed. He begins attending group therapy for support.
  331. Movie DetailsHalo Legends (2010) 5  AnimationObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Collection of seven Halo stories. Starts out heavy-handedly and badly animated, but eventually gets better.
  332. Movie DetailsHarvard Man (2001) 5  ComedyObscure/RareSport
    Mixes basketball and crime with sexual and chemical experimentation. And cheerleader Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  333. Movie DetailsHellevator: The Bottled Fools (2005) 5  HorrorObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Had me with the underground dystopia and telepaths, lost me with the overdone elevator bloodbath.
  334. Movie DetailsiBoy (2017) 5  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    A teen gains superpowers after smartphone fragments enter his brain. Bruv, mind-hacking everything is easy!
  335. Movie DetailsLast Days of the World, The (2011) 5  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A bored Japanese teenager learns that Earth will be destroyed. Surreal, kinky and borderline exploitative.
  336. Movie DetailsLast Survivors, The (2015) 5  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    A teen girl tries to evade masked marauders in drought-stricken, post-apocalyptic Oregon. High body count.
  337. Movie DetailsMan with the Iron Fists 2, The (2015) 5  Obscure/Rare
    RZA, the kung-fu blacksmith, arrives unceremoniously in an oppressed silver-mining village in feudal China. Fight!
  338. Movie DetailsOne and Two (2015) 5  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Siblings with teleportation powers live with their abusive father on an isolated Mennonite-like farmstead. WTF.
  339. Movie DetailsOutside Ozona (1998) 5  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Oklahoma motorists listening to the same radio station DJ are connected by a serial killer.
  340. Movie DetailsPalmetto (1998) 5  Obscure/Rare
    Recently released ex-con Woody Harrelson gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns real.
  341. Movie DetailsPlaying God (1997) 5  Obscure/Rare
    Famed surgeon David Duchovny is stripped of his medical license and becomes a criminal doctor.
  342. Movie DetailsReconstruction of William Zero, The (2015) 5  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    A geneticist with amnesia awakes under the care of his identical twin. Clever, but clumsy.
  343. Movie DetailsSaiyûki Vol. 1: The Journey Begins (2003) 5  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A Dragonball Z-like anime adventure of four heroes traveling West to confront a powerful demon.
  344. Movie DetailsSaving Private Perez (2011) 5  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A Mexican crime lord plans to invade Iraq to rescue his brother. Ridiculous, wacky violence.
  345. Movie DetailsSleeping Dogs Lie (2005) 5  Obscure/Rare
    A short, low-budget film. Maynard James Keenan was charming, but Audioslave's Brad Wilk can't act.
  346. Movie DetailsStuck (2008) 5  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The callous aftermath of a hit-and-run. I winced at the bad acting and grisly suffering.
  347. Movie DetailsSuperstorm (2007) 5  Obscure/RareSci-FiTV Shows
    Scientists attempt to divert or weaken a Miami-bound hurricane using cloud seeding. A miniseries docudrama.
  348. Movie DetailsTrauma (2004) 5  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Colin Firth's fragmented reality is haunted by death, apparitions, blood, ants, and Mena Suvari's vacuity.

  349. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  350. Movie Details13 Seconds (2004) CRAP  FantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    I was cost-effectively bored by this cliché-ridden indie splatter film. Unbearably amateurish and uncreepy.
  351. Movie DetailsC.O.G. (2013) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A self-absorbed graduate tries living the simple life in Oregon, finds self-hatred through religion? Pointless garbage.
  352. Movie DetailsCommitted (2000) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Adorable nitwit Heather Graham follows her panicked husband across the country. Attempted hilarity ensues.
  353. Movie DetailsContaminated Man, The (2000) CRAP  Obscure/Rare
    Natascha McElhone stars in this film about a Hungarian man infected with a deadly pathogen.
  354. Movie DetailsCurve, The (1998) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Matthew Lillard and a friend kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.
  355. Movie DetailsDay Without a Mexican, A (2004) CRAP  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    California's entire Hispanic population vanishes into pink fog. Satirical premise is thoroughly beaten to death.
  356. Movie DetailsFalling Sky (1998) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Depressing movie set in Las Vegas about alcoholic mother Karen Allen and daughter Brittany Murphy.
  357. Movie DetailsHush (1998) CRAP  Obscure/Rare
    Mother-in-law Jessica Lange is batshit crazy. Pregnant Gwyneth Paltrow should be afraid, very afraid.
  358. Movie DetailsLady Ninja Kaede 2 (2009) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Why? Bizarre, terrible Japanese erotica. Lady ninja's mission is to destroy an Edo sex cult.
  359. Movie DetailsMa Mère (2005) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Dark, French exercise of reckless, unlikable characters finding pleasure in incest and depravity. Rotten, pointless.
  360. Movie DetailsMacbeth (2007) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Bad acting with laser-sighted guns, drugs and tattooed naked girls. A straight retelling of Shakespeare.
  361. Movie DetailsNew Rose Hotel (1999) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Incoherent, completely worthless adaptation of a William Gibson story. An insufferable, redundant waste of time.
  362. Movie DetailsNational Lampoon's Barely Legal (2003) CRAP  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Three high school guys attempt to make a porno movie. Vic Ramalot takes it personally.
  363. Movie DetailsPoison Ivy 3: The New Seduction (1997) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Simplistic thriller starring sinister seductress Jaime Pressly. Gratuitous nudity and irrational vengeance.
  364. Movie DetailsPrey (2007) CRAP  HorrorObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A poorly written movie about Americans in Africa who are stalked by lions. Embarrassingly bad.
  365. Movie DetailsS. Darko (2009) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Cash-grab follow-up to Donnie Darko. Huge plot holes and weak characters, but exceeded worst expectations.
  366. Movie DetailsStranded (2003) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Astronauts crash onto the surface of Mars. Intriguing concept, but bad science and idiotic script.
  367. Movie DetailsTart (2001) CRAP  Obscure/Rare
    Dominique Swain and Bijou Phillips are wealthy troubled friends at a private school in Manhattan.
  368. Movie DetailsWild Girl Waltz (2013) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare
    I want to support indie films, but this was almost unwatchable. Painful acting, unlikable characters.
  369. Movie DetailsWrong Cops (2013) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Aggressively self-conscious inanity via wild, musical antics of a moronic, corrupt police force. WTF, Dupieux.


  370. Statistical ratings distribution of these 363 films (23.2% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 363 films: 7.

    10:3.9%

    9:10.7%

    8:24.2%

    7:32.5%

    6:16%

    5:7.2%

    CRAP:5.5%



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