MY FIRST MOVIEby nick-307 | created - 30 Sep 2010 | updated - 01 Oct 2010 | Public
This list partly comes from a fantastic and inspiring set of books by Stephen Lowenstein 'My First Movie' which lays out interviews with celebrated directors about how they got their first movie together. Please feel free to add more recent and past first movies of note.
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1. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 190,049 | Gross: $5.38M
5. Blood Simple. (1984)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
Votes: 73,399 | Gross: $2.15M
6. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,201 | Gross: $2.08M
9. Sjecas li se Dolly Bell? (1981)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young ... See full summary »
11. Show Me Love (1998)
Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.
Votes: 44,990 | Gross: $0.17M
13. Trees Lounge (1996)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".
Votes: 12,005 | Gross: $0.70M
14. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.
Votes: 30,009 | Gross: $15.19M
15. Heavy (1995)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
The life of an overweight, unhappy cook is changed after a kind, beautiful college drop-out comes to work as a waitress at his and his mother's road-side restaurant.
Votes: 3,876 | Gross: $0.99M
16. Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him.
17. The Taste of Others (2000)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,140 | Gross: $0.64M
18. Clerks (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Votes: 191,944 | Gross: $3.15M
19. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $1.35M