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  1. Movie Details10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 9  HorrorSci-Fi
    Winstead awakens in a bunker. Is the outside world under widespread attack? Tense chamber piece.
  2. Movie Details12 Years a Slave (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.
  3. Movie Details127 Hours (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Mountain climber Aron Ralston's harrowing week trapped in a canyon. Survival instincts and prophetic visions.
  4. 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.
  5. Movie Details2046 (2004) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Kar-Wai Wong presents a futuristic recapturing of a womanizing writer's memory of six past lovers.
  6. Movie Details(500) Days of Summer (2009) 9  Comedy
    Offbeat, witty romantic comedy (not a love story) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Great.
  7. Movie DetailsAbout Schmidt (2002) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Jack Nicholson is entering retirement and doesn't know what to do. Warning: Kathy Bates nudity.
  8. 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.
  9. Movie DetailsAll the Real Girls (2003) 9  Obscure/Rare
    This believable natural drama about love and anger stars Zooey Deschanel.
  10. Movie DetailsAmerican Beauty (1999) 9  With Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A dark drama of suburban picket-fence depression and frustration. Stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
  11. Movie DetailsAmerican Hustle (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Fictionalization of the Abscam FBI sting operation of the early 1980s. Stylishly brilliant criminal behavior.
  12. Movie DetailsAmerican Movie (1999) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    A hilarious documentary about an amateur filmmaker struggling to produce his latest horror film.
  13. Movie DetailsAmerican Splendor (2003) 9  ComedyComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    Welcome to the life of Harvey Pekar, a hospital clerk, music collector and comic-book writer.
  14. Movie DetailsAmores perros (2000) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Three interconnected stories about life in Mexico City are resolved with a fatal car accident.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Movie DetailsAnnihilation (2018) 9  HorrorMind-blowingSci-Fi
    Natalie Portman joins a perilous expedition into the Shimmer, a quarantined disaster area. Hallucinogenic mystery.
  19. Movie DetailsAnomalisa (2016) 9  AnimationComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A joyless motivational speaker just going through the motions has an extraordinary experience. Stop-motion humanity.
  20. Movie DetailsAnother Earth (2011) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A second Earth from a parallel universe appears in the sky. A meditation on destiny.
  21. Movie DetailsApostle, The (1997) 9  
    Robert Duvall stars as a Texas preacher who changes his name and flees to Louisiana.
  22. Movie DetailsArgo (2012) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Amazing CIA-Canadian secret operation, via Hollywood, to return six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis.
  23. Movie DetailsAs Good as It Gets (1997) 9  Comedy
    Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you. Jack Nicholson stars.
  24. Movie DetailsAtonement (2007) 9  Documentary/True
    One night in 1935 England, bearing false witness changes three lives forever. Keira Knightley stars.
  25. Movie DetailsBeautiful Girls (1996) 9  Comedy
    A New York jazz pianist returns to his small hometown for a high school reunion.
  26. Movie DetailsBeginners (2011) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Mike Mills's story of a graphic artist whose terminally ill father announces that he's gay.
  27. 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.
  28. Movie DetailsBirdman (2014) 9  ComedyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.
  29. Movie DetailsBlack Swan (2010) 9  FantasyHorror
    Ballet dancer Natalie Portman slowly loses her mind while preparing to star in Swan Lake.
  30. Movie DetailsBlackfish (2013) 9  Documentary/True
    The horrors of SeaWorld. Shows the devastating consequences of keeping intelligent, sentient creatures in captivity.
  31. Movie DetailsBlack Mirror - Seasons 1-2 (2014) 9  ComedySci-FiWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    Provocative sci-fi satire. Explores technology's darker ramifications on society. Gamification, limitless storage, AI. Brilliant.
  32. Movie DetailsBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glo... (2006) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A most gloriously comical moviefilm for make advertise American prejudices and cultural intolerance. High-five!
  33. Movie DetailsBourne Ultimatum, The (2007) 9  Conspiracy
    The third installment, with Bourne as clever as ever. A satisfying and frenetically edited action-thriller.
  34. 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.
  35. Movie DetailsBreaking the Waves (1996) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Recently paralyzed Stellan Skarsgård urges his wife to have sex with another. Devastating von Trier.
  36. Movie DetailsBrokeback Mountain (2005) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Two sheepherders in the summer of 1963. I wish I knew how to quit you.
  37. Movie DetailsBroken Embraces (2009) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Pedro Almodóvar's cinematic poem about a blind writer-director and his lost love Penélope Cruz.
  38. Movie DetailsBroken Flowers (2005) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Bill Murray receives a mysterious pink letter that causes him to reflect on his past.
  39. Movie DetailsBringing Out the Dead (1999) 9  
    Nicolas Cage is a burned-out paramedic haunted by visions of people he's tried to save.
  40. Movie DetailsCaché (2005) 9  
    A French couple are terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
  41. Movie DetailsCapote (2005) 9  Documentary/True
    A profile of writer Truman Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, set during the early 1960s.
  42. Movie DetailsCaptain Fantastic (2016) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A survivalist raising his children in an isolated Washington forest must return to civilization. Parenting!
  43. 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.
  44. Movie DetailsChicken Run (2000) 9  AnimationComedy
    Aardman Animations presents a comedy escape drama on a sinister chicken farm in 1950s England.
  45. Movie DetailsChild, The (2006) 9  
    An uncompromising morality tale by the Dardenne Brothers. Stark but hopeful portrayal of youth poverty.
  46. Movie DetailsChildren of Heaven (1999) 9  
    When Ali loses his sister's shoes, the two share to avoid getting in trouble. Heartwarming.
  47. Movie DetailsChildren of Men (2007) 9  Sci-Fi
    Humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in dystopian London in 2027.
  48. Movie DetailsChop Shop (2008) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A hard-working, resourceful street orphan in Queens struggles to create a better life for himself.
  49. Movie DetailsCitizenfour (2014) 9  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Whistleblower Edward Snowden releases classified info about mass global surveillance by the NSA. Gripping, chilling.
  50. Movie DetailsCity of God (2003) 9  
    A boy growing up in a violent Rio de Janeiro neighborhood finds redemption through photography.
  51. Movie DetailsContact (1997) 9  Sci-FiI own on DVD
    Jodie Foster stars in this Carl Sagan story about the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
  52. Movie DetailsCoraline (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    A secret door reveals a young girl's alternate, button-eyed life. Fantastic experience in RealD 3D.
  53. Movie DetailsCove, The (2009) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose tragic abuses of dolphins. Thrilling investigation.
  54. Movie DetailsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 9  Fantasy
    The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure.
  55. Movie DetailsCube (1998) 9  HorrorMind-blowingSci-Fi
    Seven complete strangers awaken one day in a cubical Kafkaesque maze filled with deadly traps.
  56. Movie DetailsCurious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008) 9  Fantasy
    A man ages backwards, with bizarre consequences. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt.
  57. 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.
  58. Movie DetailsDallas Buyers Club (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In 1985, Ron Woodroof defies the FDA and helps HIV/AIDS patients get medication. Empathic, remarkable.
  59. Movie DetailsDarjeeling Limited, The (2007) 9  Comedy
    Three estranged, drug-addicted brothers meet for a train trip across India. Heartwarming Wes Anderson cinema.
  60. Movie DetailsDark Days (2000) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A cinematic portrait of the homeless population living permanently in New York City's underground tunnels.
  61. Movie DetailsDark Knight, The (2008) 9  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Nolan's nightmarish adaptation of Batman, Joker and Two-Face raises the bar for comic-book movies, again.
  62. Movie DetailsDeparted, The (2006) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
  63. Movie DetailsDescendants, The (2011) 9  Comedy
    George Clooney reconnects with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured. Poignant imperfections.
  64. Movie DetailsDirty Pretty Things (2002) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Turkish chambermaid Audrey Tautou works at a London hotel where drug dealing and prostitution abound.
  65. Movie DetailsDistrict 9 (2009) 9  Sci-Fi
    Biotechnology fable about an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth. Political.
  66. Movie DetailsDiving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who was stricken with locked-in syndrome.
  67. Movie DetailsDjango Unchained (2012) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Tarantino's story of a freed slave, German bounty hunter and brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Nuts.
  68. Movie DetailsDMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Strassman and Hancock explore connections between human spirituality and neuroscience through psychedelics.
  69. Movie DetailsDonnie Darko (2001) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A complex chain of events determine the fate of a teenager and a giant bunny-rabbit.
  70. Movie DetailsDouble, The (2014) 9  Comedy
    Cinematic adaptation of the Dostoevsky tale, full of loneliness and paranoia. Charmingly absurd, bureaucratic dystopia.
  71. Movie DetailsDunkirk (2017) 9  Documentary/True
    Nolan's depiction of Allied soldiers trapped by Nazi forces on the beaches of northern France.
  72. Movie DetailsDreamers, The (2004) 9  With Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Outside, the Paris student riots of 1968 are happening. Inside, Eva Green is mesmerizing.
  73. 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.
  74. Movie DetailsDrive (2011) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Getaway driver Ryan Gosling falls in love with his married neighbor. Badass, stylish character study.
  75. Movie DetailsDrunk History - Season 1 (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Drunk historians try to describe history while Jack Black, Michael Cera and others reenact. Hilarious.
  76. Movie DetailsEastern Promises (2007) 9  
    Cronenberg's metaphysical exploration of Russian mobsters in London. A fantastic descent into the underworld.
  77. Movie DetailsEdge of Tomorrow (2014) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Cruise is caught in a time loop as Earth battles an alien invasion. Inspired blockbuster.
  78. Movie DetailsEncounters at the End of the World (2008) 9  Documentary/True
    Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica and talks to wayward travelers and philosophers on the frontier.
  79. Movie DetailsEnter the Void (2010) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Stunning and technically ingenious. A drug dealer takes the ultimate trip, from DMT to out-of-body.
  80. Movie DetailseXistenZ (1999) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
  81. Movie DetailsEx Machina (2015) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    A young programmer is selected to help evaluate a female A.I. dubbed Ava. Thrilling, smart.
  82. Movie DetailsEyes Wide Shut (1999) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    A dangerous odyssey of sexual and moral discovery starring Kidman and Cruise. Kubrick's last film.
  83. Movie DetailsFaces Places (2017) 9  Documentary/True
    French New Wave director Agnès Varda and muralist JR travel across France. Delightful creative collaboration.
  84. Movie DetailsFallen Angels (1998) 9  
    Kar-Wai Wong directs the story of a professional killer in a surreal Hong Kong nightscape.
  85. Movie DetailsFighter, The (2010) 9  SportDocumentary/True
    The early years of boxer Micky Ward and his blue-collar family who misguidedly exploit him.
  86. Movie DetailsFinding Nemo (2003) 9  AnimationComedy
    Pixar Animation presents a father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, an adventurous boy clownfish.
  87. Movie DetailsFinding Neverland (2004) 9  Documentary/True
    Marc Forster presents Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
  88. Movie DetailsFlorida Project, The (2017) 9  
    The magical adventures of six-year-old Moonee, living in poverty in the shadow of Disney World.
  89. Movie DetailsFollowing (1998) 9  I own on DVD
    A dark thriller by Christopher Nolan about a young writer who follows strangers around London.
  90. Movie DetailsFood, Inc. (2009) 9  Documentary/True
    A disturbing look inside America's corporate-controlled food industry. Necessary documentary about what we eat.
  91. Movie DetailsFrances Ha (2013) 9  Comedy
    Delightful, compassionate portrait of floundering NYC hipsters by Noah Baumbach and the quirky Greta Gerwig.
  92. Movie DetailsFrisky Dingo - Seasons 1 and 2 (2008) 9  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    A supervillain named Killface plans to destroy humanity using the Annihilatrix. Clever and often hilarious.
  93. Movie DetailsGattaca (1997) 9  Sci-Fi
    In a sterile, genetically-enhanced world, Ethan Hawke was born naturally, with dreams of space travel.
  94. Movie DetailsGirl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (2015) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    In Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a lonesome vampire stalks residents at night. Charming as hell.
  95. Movie DetailsGo (1999) 9  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Three different comedic perspectives on a botched drug deal. Set in L.A. and Las Vegas.
  96. Movie DetailsGo-Getter, The (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A great road movie, starting from Eugene, Oregon. Features Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's music.
  97. 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.
  98. Movie DetailsGosford Park (2001) 9  Comedy
    In 1932 England, this Robert Altman drama explores multiple storylines of party guests and servants.
  99. Movie DetailsGrindhouse (2007) 9  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Tarantino/Rodriguez double bill. A gory, witty homage to seedy 1970s B-movie thrillers, including fake trailers.
  100. Movie DetailsGrizzly Man (2005) 9  Documentary/True
    Director Werner Herzog explores the life, death and values of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell.
  101. Movie DetailsHappy Together (1999) 9  
    Gay lovers from Hong Kong visit Argentina and their relationship shatters. Stylish Kar-Wai Wong poem.
  102. Movie DetailsHead-On (2005) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    The adorable Sibel Kekilli marries to satisfy her Turkish family. Drugs, brutality and emotional intensity.
  103. Movie DetailsHeaven (2002) 9  
    The first of the Kieslowski trilogy, starring Cate Blanchett. Tom Tykwer directs this philosophical escape.
  104. Movie DetailsHelvetica (2007) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    No modern typeface is more ubiquitous than Helvetica. What are the responsibilities of graphic designers?
  105. Movie DetailsHero (2002) 9  
    A Rashômonesque martial-arts epic about the attempted assassination of a Chinese warlord, starring Jet Li.
  106. Movie DetailsHidden Figures (2017) 9  Documentary/True
    Spotlights NASA's black female mathematicians during the 1960s space race, especially Katherine Johnson. Vital history.
  107. Movie DetailsHigh Fidelity (2000) 9  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    John Cusack, a record store owner and compulsive list-maker, recounts his top five relationship breakups.
  108. Movie DetailsHoly Motors (2012) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Limousine-traveling man assumes nine diverse identities. Dreamlike metaphor for acting/life, the masks of each genre.
  109. 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.
  110. Movie DetailsHowl's Moving Castle (2005) 9  AnimationFantasy
    The visual wonderment of Miyazaki reveals a magical world of witches, wizards and fire demons.
  111. Movie DetailsHype! (1996) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The Seattle grunge music scene of the early 1990s and its effects on American culture.
  112. Movie DetailsIce Storm, The (1997) 9  
    An ice storm hits 1973 suburban Connecticut as middle-class families shatter social taboos through experimentation.
  113. Movie DetailsIllusionist, The (2010) 9  AnimationComedy
    An out-of-work, aging French magician travels to Scotland and meets a young woman.
  114. 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.
  115. Movie DetailsIn the Company of Men (1997) 9  
    Two businessmen decide to find, romance, and dump a vulnerable woman in this black comedy.
  116. Movie DetailsIncendies (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their mysterious family history. Earth-shattering Greek tragedy.
  117. Movie DetailsInconvenient Truth, An (2006) 9  Documentary/True
    Al Gore's lecture about global warming and environmental responsibility is Carl Saganesque. It's PowerPoint cinema!
  118. Movie DetailsIncredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit, The (2001) 9  AnimationComedy
    Aardman Animations presents the first three Wallace & Gromit short films. Cracking toast, Gromit!
  119. Movie DetailsIncredibles, The (2004) 9  AnimationComedySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Pixar Animation presents a family of undercover superheroes forced into action to save the world.
  120. 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.
  121. Movie DetailsInside Job (2010) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. Corruption in politics, regulation and academia.
  122. Movie DetailsInside Out (2015) 9  AnimationComedyFantasy
    A Minnesota tween is moved to California. What goes on in her head? Pixar brilliance.
  123. 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.
  124. Movie DetailsInto the Wild (2007) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Christopher McCandless abandons his privileged life and adventures to live alone in the Alaskan wilderness.
  125. Movie DetailsIsle of Dogs (2018) 9  AnimationComedy
    The mayor of Megasaki, Japan banishes all dogs to Trash Island. Charming Wes Anderson stop-motion.
  126. Movie DetailsIt Follows (2015) 9  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A terrifying supernatural entity starts following a young woman after a sexual encounter. Gripping, ingenious.
  127. Movie DetailsJacket, The (2005) 9  FantasyMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Military veteran Adrien Brody can foresee his own death and possibly change Keira Knightley's future.
  128. Movie DetailsJiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 9  Documentary/True
    Documentary on 85-year-old Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono. Inspiring example of dedication to a craft.
  129. 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.
  130. Movie DetailsKid with a Bike, The (2012) 9  
    The Dardenne Brothers' affecting story of a young boy abandoned to a state-run youth farm.
  131. Movie DetailsKing's Speech, The (2010) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Inspiring portrait of the stammering King George VI of Britain and his ballsy speech therapist.
  132. Movie DetailsKiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Hilarious. An ironic, smartass tribute to detective fiction, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer.
  133. Movie DetailsL.A. Confidential (1997) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    A film of police corruption, tabloid journalism and Hollywood sleaze, set in 1950s Los Angeles.
  134. Movie DetailsLars and the Real Girl (2007) 9  Comedy
    A remarkable achievement that reveals pure, heartbreaking humanity through a sex doll from the Internet.
  135. Movie DetailsLast Night (1998) 9  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    There are six hours until the end of the world. What would you do?
  136. Movie DetailsLast Week Tonight with John Oliver - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 9  ComedyDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The very best news satire program. Weekly updates from former 'Daily Show' host and correspondent.
  137. Movie DetailsLego Movie, The (2014) 9  AnimationComedy
    Irreverent, smartly funny and even subversive. Remarkable for a 100-minute toy advertisement. Well played, Lego.
  138. Movie DetailsLet the Right One In (2008) 9  FantasyHorror
    A dark, dreamlike fairytale about a young Scandinavian vampire that explores a tender childhood friendship.
  139. Movie DetailsLife of Pi (2012) 9  Fantasy
    A shipwrecked Indian boy survives on a lifeboat, with zoo animals for company. Magical fable.
  140. Movie DetailsLimbo (1999) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A film set in Alaska's wilderness about people living in limbo. There is no ending.
  141. Movie DetailsLittle Otik (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
  142. Movie DetailsLive Flesh (1997) 9  With Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Javier Bardem seeks revenge against the people he feels were responsible for his imprisonment.
  143. Movie DetailsLives of Others, The (2007) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    In 1984 East Berlin, a Stasi agent finds himself fascinated by individuals under his surveillance.
  144. Movie DetailsLocke (2014) 9  
    The Tom Hardy show. An intense series of phone calls while driving to London. Gripping.
  145. Movie DetailsLooper (2012) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    In 2042, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a hired assassin who kills people sent from the future.
  146. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9  FantasyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    I don't think there's going to be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
  147. 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.
  148. Movie DetailsMachinist, The (2004) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Insomniac industrial worker Christian Bale is a walking skeleton in this paranoid schizophrenic thriller.
  149. Movie DetailsMad Max: Fury Road (2015) 9  Sci-Fi
    The fourth and best chapter. Charlize Theron rebels against tyranny in post-apocalyptic Australia. Car chase!
  150. Movie DetailsMagnolia (1999) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    A study of nine interconnected lives and random events one day in San Fernando Valley.
  151. Movie DetailsMan from Earth, The (2007) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Set in a single room, this thoughtful, philosophical play might blow your mind a little.
  152. Movie DetailsMaria Full of Grace (2004) 9  
    The journey of a Columbian teenager who agrees to smuggle cocaine pellets into New York.
  153. Movie DetailsMartian, The (2015) 9  Sci-Fi
    Astronaut Matt Damon, accidentally abandoned on Mars, has just one month of supplies. Compelling realism.
  154. Movie DetailsMatrix, The (1999) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
  155. Movie DetailsMe and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) 9  AnimationComedy
    A Pittsburgh high-schooler is deeply changed after befriending a classmate with cancer. Witty and heartbreaking.
  156. Movie DetailsMe and You and Everyone We Know (2005) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Miranda July's exploration of people struggling to connect with one another in this modern world.
  157. 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.
  158. Movie DetailsMelancholia (2011) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Kirsten Dunst suffers from melancholia and a mysterious planet threatens Earth. Epic Lars von Trier.
  159. Movie DetailsMichael Clayton (2007) 9  
    This paranoid, intelligent legal thriller stars Clooney as a large New York law firm's fixer.
  160. Movie DetailsMifune (1999) 9  Comedy
    A newlywed businessman returns home to care for his brother in this Dogme 95 film.
  161. Movie DetailsMillennium Actress (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
  162. Movie DetailsMillion Dollar Baby (2004) 9  SportAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Clint Eastwood works with a determined Hilary Swank in her attempt to become a boxer.
  163. Movie DetailsMinority Report (2002) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    An excellent futuristic thriller with irrelevant distractions, including vomit, snot and anthropomorphic plants.
  164. Movie DetailsMonster (2003) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Charlize Theron is nearly unrecognizable in her moving portrayal of serial-killer prostitute Aileen Wuornos.
  165. 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.
  166. Movie DetailsMystic River (2003) 9  
    A childhood tragedy overshadows the lives of three Boston men, who are reunited as adults.
  167. Movie DetailsNo Country for Old Men (2007) 9  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A heroin stash and $2 million spirals into catastrophic violence, courtesy of the Coen Brothers.
  168. Movie DetailsNo Man's Land (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    During the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, two opposing soldiers become stranded together.
  169. Movie DetailsO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 9  ComedyMusical/Music
    The Coen Brothers present Homer's Odyssey, set in the 1930s Deep South, starring George Clooney.
  170. Movie DetailsOffice Space (1999) 9  ComedyI own on DVD
    I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday.
  171. Movie DetailsOpen Your Eyes (1999) 9  HorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    The brilliant Amenábar film, starring Penélope Cruz, that Tom Cruise turned into Vanilla Sky.
  172. Movie DetailsOthers, The (2001) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowing
    Nicole Kidman lives in a darkened and haunted old house with her two photosensitive children.
  173. Movie DetailsPaprika (2007) 9  AnimationConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An insane anime that blurs the separation between reality, dreams, memory, cinema and the Internet.
  174. Movie DetailsPianist, The (2002) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.
  175. Movie DetailsPixar Story, The (2008) 9  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the history of animation, and the origin and successes of Pixar Animation Studios.
  176. Movie DetailsPlace Beyond the Pines, The (2013) 9  
    Motorcycle stunt rider Gosling wants to provide for his newborn son. Haunting modern Greek tragedy.
  177. Movie DetailsPonyo (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki's charming story of a magical goldfish princess who begins a quest to become human.
  178. Movie DetailsPredestination (2015) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Paradoxical head-trip. A temporal agent pursues an elusive terrorist through time, tries to prevent disasters.
  179. Movie DetailsPrestige, The (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    A rivalry of deadly stage illusions escalates between Victorian-era magicians. David Bowie is Nikola Tesla!
  180. Movie DetailsPrimer (2004) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    This puzzle film of time-travel paradoxes and loopholes begins with four inventors in a garage.
  181. Movie DetailsPrincess Mononoke (1997) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki presents a mythological tale of civilization encroaching on the beast gods of the forest.
  182. Movie DetailsPrisoner - Complete Series Megaset, The (2006) 9  ConspiracySci-FiTV Shows
    Resigned secret agent McGoohan becomes trapped in an idyllic village. A 1967-68 TV cult classic.
  183. Movie DetailsPromesse, La (1997) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A gritty, thoughtful portrayal of the illegal immigrant situation in Belgium by the Dardenne Brothers.
  184. Movie DetailsRango (2011) 9  AnimationComedy
    A chameleon arrives in a lawless Wild West outpost in need of a new sheriff.
  185. Movie DetailsRed Turtle, The (2017) 9  AnimationFantasyI own on DVD
    A man stranded on a deserted island encounters an enormous red turtle. Dialogue-free Japanese fable.
  186. Movie DetailsRed Violin, The (1998) 9  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    A red violin makes its way through three centuries over several owners and countries.
  187. Movie DetailsRequiem for a Dream (2000) 9  HorrorMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, and orange in the evening.
  188. Movie DetailsRevenant, The (2015) 9  
    The resilience of Leonardo DiCaprio, 1820s frontiersman on a fur trading expedition. Epic survival tale.
  189. Movie DetailsRevolutionary Road (2009) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Titanic II is emotionally devastating, gut-wrenching and profound. Shakes the American Dream to its core.
  190. Movie DetailsRoom (2016) 9  
    A loving mother raising her boy within the confines of a small shed. Incredibly moving.
  191. Movie DetailsRoom 237 (2013) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Explores the meaning of Kubrick's 'The Shining': Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Apollo moon landings?
  192. Movie DetailsRoyal Tenenbaums, The (2001) 9  ComedyI own on DVD
    Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson present a dysfunctional family reunion of former child prodigies.
  193. Movie DetailsRuby Sparks (2012) 9  ComedyFantasy
    Ingenious dissection of a man falling in love with his own idea of a woman.
  194. Movie DetailsRun Lola Run (1998) 9  AnimationI own on DVD
    A kinetic race against the clock in which small decisions domino into riches, or death.
  195. Movie DetailsRushmore (1998) 9  Comedy
    Wes Anderson's hilarious follow-up to Bottle Rocket, starring prep-schooler Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.
  196. Movie DetailsSafety Not Guaranteed (2012) 9  ComedySci-Fi
    A man places a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Genuinely touching, sweet.
  197. Movie DetailsSavages, The (2007) 9  Comedy
    Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman become responsible for their ailing father's care. Witty humanity.
  198. Movie DetailsScience of Sleep, The (2006) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A charming hyperactive blur of cellophane-animated fantasy and reality. Surreal and inventive, but not profound.
  199. Movie DetailsScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    Clever graphic novel adaptation about a boy who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes.
  200. Movie DetailsSelma (2015) 9  Documentary/True
    Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via a 1965 Alabama march. Vital.
  201. Movie DetailsSenna (2011) 9  SportDocumentary/True
    Poignant documentary of the rise and tragic death of Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna.
  202. Movie DetailsSeparation, A (2011) 9  
    The unexpected consequence of an Iranian couple arguing about living abroad and choosing to divorce.
  203. Movie DetailsSex and Lucía (2002) 9  Mind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Julio Medem directs a convoluted dreamlike narrative, starring a novelist, an island and Paz Vega.
  204. Movie DetailsShape of Water, The (2017) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Love story between a mute janitor and an amphibious creature at a 1962 top-secret laboratory.
  205. Movie DetailsShine (1996) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Uplifting Geoffrey Rush film that's based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott.
  206. Movie DetailsSilver Linings Playbook (2012) 9  ComedyWith Sex/NuditySport
    Warm, quirky film about dealing with mental illness (through football, dance). Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful.
  207. Movie DetailsSingle Man, The (2010) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    A heartbroken English professor is having trouble coping with his life in 1960s California. Wonderful.
  208. Movie DetailsSixth Sense, The (1999) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowing
    Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star. I see dead people.
  209. Movie DetailsSlumdog Millionaire (2008) 9  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A love story intertwines the slums and gangs of Mumbai with a TV game show.
  210. Movie DetailsSong of the Sea (2014) 9  AnimationFantasyI own on DVD
    Magical journey of Irish siblings to free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Beautiful.
  211. Movie DetailsSongs from the Second Floor (2000) 9  Comedy
    A Roy Andersson film that stimulates thought, encourages people to question things, and invites reflection.
  212. Movie DetailsSource Code (2011) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    An ingenious and exciting thriller with some gaps in logic. Profound filmmaking by Duncan Jones.
  213. Movie DetailsSouth Park - The Complete 13 Seasons (2009) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    The misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
  214. Movie DetailsSpotlight (2015) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    True story of Boston Globe journalists uncovering systematic child molestation cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
  215. Movie DetailsSquid and the Whale, The (2005) 9  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Based on director Noah Baumbach's adolescence in Brooklyn. Two brothers deal with divorce during 1986.
  216. Movie DetailsStar Trek (2009) 9  Sci-Fi
    An inspired reboot of the Star Trek franchise. J.J. Abrams expertly renders the lens-flare brilliance.
  217. Movie DetailsStation Agent, The (2003) 9  Comedy
    A solitary man with dwarfism inherits an abandoned train depot and moves in. Understated magic.
  218. Movie DetailsSteve Jobs (2015) 9  Documentary/True
    Explores Jobs's ruthless drive to revolutionize computing. Behind the scenes of three iconic product launches.
  219. Movie DetailsStraight Story, The (1999) 9  Documentary/True
    A David Lynch and Disney anomaly. An old man rides his tractor across the Midwest.
  220. Movie DetailsStranger Than Fiction (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowing
    Will Ferrell tries to figure out who's narrating his unraveling life. Maggie Gyllenhaal is adorable.
  221. Movie DetailsStranger Things - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 9  ConspiracyFantasyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    A small Indiana town in the 1980s has a shadowy parallel dimension. Thrilling, emotionally resonant.
  222. Movie DetailsSubmarine (2011) 9  Comedy
    A 15-year-old resolves to lose his virginity and save his parents' marriage. Witty and heartfelt.
  223. Movie DetailsSynecdoche, New York (2008) 9  ComedyMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Charlie Kaufman blends self-referential existence with a living play inside a New York City warehouse.
  224. Movie DetailsTake Shelter (2011) 9  Mind-blowing
    Tense, haunting film about a father being driven mad by apocalyptic visions. Paranoid or prophetic?
  225. Movie DetailsTalk to Her (2002) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Pedro Almodóvar's story of friendship between two men whose girlfriends are both in deep comas.
  226. Movie DetailsTape (2001) 9  
    Richard Linklater presents Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman dissecting high school memories in a motel.
  227. Movie DetailsThere Will Be Blood (2007) 9  
    A P.T. Anderson film about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered on a California prospector.
  228. Movie DetailsThree Kings (1999) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    The Gulf War aftermath, stolen Iraqi gold, skeet-shooting with Nerf footballs, and George Clooney. Fantastic.
  229. Movie DetailsThrough the Wormhole - Season 1 (2010) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Compelling TV series that explores the deepest mysteries of human existence. Hosted by Morgan Freeman.
  230. Movie DetailsTimecrimes (2008) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Like Primer, this is a film of time-travel paradoxes, but with more voyeurism and nudity.
  231. Movie DetailsTitanic (1997) 9  With Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the 'unsinkable' ship.
  232. 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.
  233. Movie DetailsToy Story 3 (2010) 9  AnimationComedyFantasy
    Andy's going to college. Even better than the first two, with a particularly poignant ending.
  234. Movie DetailsTriangle (2010) 9  HorrorMind-blowing
    Passengers aboard a yacht are struck by mysterious weather conditions. Time runs in terrifying circles.
  235. Movie DetailsTrue Grit (2010) 9  
    The Coen Brothers' remake of a classic Western has both ugly violence and touching humanity.
  236. Movie DetailsTruman Show, The (1998) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Insurance salesman Jim Carrey discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
  237. Movie DetailsTurtles Can Fly (2005) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A grim and heartbreaking portrait of Iraq. Refugee children survive by collecting and selling mines.
  238. Movie DetailsTwilight Samurai, The (2004) 9  
    Somber, affecting tale of a low-ranking samurai in the 1800s who gently perseveres through hardship.
  239. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiTV ShowsI own on DVD
    David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
  240. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks: The Return (2017) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    David Lynch revisits the surreal, mystical character of a quaint Washington town 25 years later.
  241. 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.
  242. Movie DetailsUnder the Skin (2014) 9  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Existential, visually mesmerizing film about loneliness by Jonathan Glazer, starring the otherworldly Scarlett Johansson.
  243. Movie DetailsUp (2009) 9  AnimationComedy
    An old man ties thousands of balloons to his house, flies to South America. Poignant.
  244. Movie DetailsUp in the Air (2009) 9  
    Downsizing expert Clooney spends his days isolated in planes and hotels. Complex, intelligent and moving.
  245. 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.
  246. Movie DetailsVera Drake (2004) 9  Documentary/True
    Set in 1950s London, this film portrays a modest working-class woman who also performs abortions.
  247. Movie DetailsVery Long Engagement, A (2004) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet presents Audrey Tautou, whimsical and hopeful, awaiting her fiancée's return from WWI.
  248. Movie DetailsVirgin Suicides, The (1999) 9  
    Lives in an affluent American suburb in the 1970s are forever changed by five sisters.
  249. Movie DetailsWaking Life (2001) 9  AnimationFantasyMind-blowing
    Richard Linklater presents a uniquely animated universe that explores dream life and real life.
  250. Movie DetailsWallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) 9  AnimationComedySci-Fi
    Aardman Animation's full-length feature of the claymation duo. Giant vegetables are protected by security systems.
  251. Movie DetailsWALL-E (2008) 9  AnimationComedySci-Fi
    Humans have left Earth, but a charming, curious robot is still cleaning up our mess.
  252. Movie DetailsWatchmen (2009) 9  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Zack Snyder successfully films Alan Moore's graphic novel about an alternate, quantum America in 1985.
  253. 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.
  254. Movie DetailsWhere the Wild Things Are (2009) 9  Fantasy
    Spike Jonze adapts Maurice Sendak's classic story for the screen. Reality is a child's imagination.
  255. Movie DetailsWhiplash (2014) 9  Musical/Music
    Driven by his cutthroat instructor, a conservatory drummer is hellbent on becoming a jazz great.
  256. Movie DetailsWind Rises, The (2013) 9  AnimationDocumentary/True
    Miyazaki shows Jiro Horikoshi's dream of flight in Japan, passing through both world wars. Fascinating.
  257. Movie DetailsWinged Migration (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over three years on all seven continents.
  258. Movie DetailsWinter's Bone (2010) 9  Conspiracy
    Powerful noir drama about a resilient 17-year-old who tries to find her missing, drug-dealing father.
  259. Movie DetailsWonder Boys (2000) 9  Comedy
    English professor Michael Douglas gets caught up in misadventure while trying to finish his novel.
  260. Movie DetailsWonderfalls - The Complete Viewer Collection (2004) 9  ComedyTV ShowsI own on DVD
    Arguably the best cancelled television series ever. Only 4 of the 13 episodes actually aired.
  261. Movie DetailsWrestler, The (2008) 9  With Sex/NuditySport
    Professional wrestler Mickey Rourke must retire, but life outside the ring is a dispiriting struggle.
  262. Movie DetailsY tu mamá también (2001) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip.
  263. Movie DetailsYi yi (2000) 9  
    The meaning of life explored through portraits of individual members of a Taiwanese family.
  264. Movie DetailsZero Dark Thirty (2012) 9  Documentary/True
    Riveting story of the decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Finale balances catharsis with despair.


  265. Statistical ratings distribution of these 264 films (16.5% 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 264 films: 9.

    10:0%

    9:100%

    8:0%

    7:0%

    6:0%

    5:0%

    CRAP:0%



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