Most Popular Titles With Alexander Payne

1. Nebraska (2013)
115 min | Adventure, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Metascore: 86/100 (45 reviews)

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

2. The Descendants (2011)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Metascore: 84/100 (43 reviews)

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

3. Jurassic Park III (2001)
92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Metascore: 42/100 (30 reviews)

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

4. The 86th Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)
214 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

5. Hung (2009–2011)
30 min | Comedy, Drama | Active
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

6. Sideways (2004)
126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Metascore: 94/100 (42 reviews)

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

7. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
115 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Metascore: 37/100 (33 reviews)

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

9. About Schmidt (2002)
125 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 85/100 (40 reviews)

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

10. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
107 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Metascore: 55/100 (40 reviews)

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

11. Election (1999)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Metascore: 83/100 (33 reviews)

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

12. The Savages (2007)
113 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 85/100 (37 reviews)

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

13. The Visitor (I) (2007)
104 min | Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Metascore: 79/100 (29 reviews)

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

14. The Colbert Report (2005– )
30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

15. Cedar Rapids (2011)
87 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Metascore: 70/100 (38 reviews)

Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

16. Gray Matters (I) (2006)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Metascore: 31/100 (19 reviews)

They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

17. 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014 TV Special)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.

18. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
95 min | Biography, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Metascore: 63/100 (38 reviews)

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

19. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
105 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Metascore: 87/100 (4 reviews)

A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she ... See full summary »

20. King of California (2007)
93 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Metascore: 63/100 (22 reviews)

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

21. Citizen Ruth (1996)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Metascore: 64/100 (18 reviews)

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

22. Committed (I) (2000)
98 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Metascore: 44/100 (22 reviews)

A young woman goes in search of her midlife crisis suffering husband who left her.

23. Humboldt County (2008)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Metascore: 54/100 (9 reviews)

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

24. Sideways (2009)
124 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Japanese language version of the film "Sideways". A middle-aged Japanese man travels to California to attend the wedding of his American-based friend. Prior to the big event, they take one ... See full summary »

25. Inside Out (1991 Video)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Brush Strokes"; "Shrink Rap"; "Doubletalk"; "The Leda"; "My Secret Moments"; "Life ... See full summary »

26. The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012 TV Special)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

27. The Motel (2005)
75 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Metascore: 70/100 (16 reviews)

Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »

28. The Passion of Martin (1991)
49 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
30. Inside Out III (1992 Video)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Dogs Playing Poker"; "The Branding"; "The Portal"; "The Perfect Woman"; "Within Ten... See full summary »

31. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007 TV Movie)
75 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
32. Días de cine (1991– )
60 min | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

33. Imagine (2003– )
60 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

34. The Judge's Will (2015)
Drama | Announced

A judge in Dehli makes preparations for the women in his life as he approaches death.

Writer: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala |  Director: Alexander Payne
35. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cut to the inside of the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actors practice their "I'm totally laughing for real and not at all upset" faces as host Ricky Gervais comes out... See full synopsis »

36. Trespassing Bergman (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of filmmakers to visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

37. Downsizing
Comedy, Drama | Announced

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Writers: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor |  Director: Alexander Payne
38. Wilson (I)
Comedy | Announced
Writer: Daniel Clowes |  Director: Alexander Payne
39. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
98 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

40. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Metascore: 85/100 (4 reviews)

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

42. Breaking Night (2012)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
43. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)
84 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

44. La Vida Norteña
Drama | Announced

A Latino Music Promoter befriends a small town Nebraskan Mayor to launch La Vida Nortena -- a one day celebration of Latino life in America's Heartland.

Writer: Anthony Drazan |  Director: Alexander Payne
45. Corked (2009)
90 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"CORKED" ...is a hilarious tale told by documentary filmmakers of four distinctly different wineries and their intertwined fate in Northern California wine country. A prestigious celebrity ... See full summary »

46. Carmen (1985)
18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
47. The Birches
Announced
Writers: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
48. The Replacement Child (2007)
25 min | Short, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After spending a year in a juvenile center for beating up his stepfather, Todd Turnbull returns to his backwoods hometown a repentant, deeply religious boy. When he finds his best friend, ... See full summary »

49. Sutton (2014 TV Mini-Series)
Adventure, Drama, History | Announced

This extraordinary journey begins on Christmas Eve 1969, when Willie 'The Actor' Sutton, Irishman, lover, folk hero, and the most prolific bank robber in American history, stepped out of ... See full summary »

50. L Train (2011)
10 min | Short, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

L TRAIN is the story of Sunny, a teenaged African American girl. Her commute through an inner city Chicago winter reinforces a negativity in her, until one day an encounter with a young ... See full summary »