Architecture in the Movies

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1. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 127,136 | Gross: $0.03M

2. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 245,219 | Gross: $13.28M

3. Il Posto (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel

Votes: 3,323 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Playtime (1967)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly

Votes: 14,865

5. Professione: reporter (1975)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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90 Metascore

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

Votes: 16,769 | Gross: $0.62M

6. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,847 | Gross: $2.75M

7. Er shi si cheng ji (2008)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü, Tao Zhao

Votes: 1,275

8. The International (I) (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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52 Metascore

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 83,740 | Gross: $25.45M

9. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 381,313 | Gross: $0.28M

10. Nostalgia (1983)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano, Patrizia Terreno

Votes: 15,821 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Laughing Gravy (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charles Dorety

Votes: 1,188

12. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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71 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Frank Gehry, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Charles Arnoldi

Votes: 1,417 | Gross: $0.44M

13. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.

Director: Freida Lee Mock | Star: Maya Lin

Votes: 383 | Gross: $0.06M

14. The Belly of an Architect (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.0
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An architect supervising an exhibition starts to have mysterious stomach pains while his life begins to fall apart.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 4,587 | Gross: $0.29M

15. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 607

16. Antonio Gaudi (1961 TV Short)

15 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Huw Wheldon, Antoni Gaudí

Votes: 45

17. First Person Singular: I.M. Pei (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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90-minute special on the architect. Filmed throughout the world over a two-year period.

Director: Peter Rosen | Star: I.M. Pei

Votes: 64

18. Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect (1997 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Stars: Philip Johnson, Frank Stella

Votes: 12

19. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 165,222 | Gross: $9.93M

20. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)

119 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cohen | Stars: Rolf Arsenius, Bruno Ganz, Sam Gray, Martin Bormann

Votes: 817

21. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 558,991 | Gross: $27.00M

22. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 7,886

23. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 33,048 | Gross: $116.00M

24. The Lake House (2006)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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52 Metascore

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 122,756 | Gross: $52.33M

25. HouseSitter (1992)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris

Votes: 18,710 | Gross: $58.50M

26. Indecent Proposal (1993)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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35 Metascore

A billionaire offers $1,000,000 to a young married couple for one night with the wife.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 52,586 | Gross: $106.61M

27. White Noise (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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30 Metascore

An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Chandra West

Votes: 43,879 | Gross: $56.39M

28. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 7,886

29. Breaking and Entering (2006)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga, Martin Freeman

Votes: 20,744 | Gross: $0.93M

30. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 267,329 | Gross: $137.36M

31. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 356,553 | Gross: $59.70M

32. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 14,495 | Gross: $32.48M

33. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.1
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50 Metascore

When a regular guy dumps a superhero for her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 56,681 | Gross: $22.53M

34. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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30 Metascore

Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.

Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, Elden Henson

Votes: 393,870 | Gross: $57.94M

35. You, Me and Dupree (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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46 Metascore

A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas

Votes: 72,152 | Gross: $75.63M

36. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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72 Metascore

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

Votes: 134,623 | Gross: $126.53M

37. Death Wish (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Votes: 28,045 | Gross: $22.00M

38. One Fine Day (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

Votes: 38,573 | Gross: $46.15M

39. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans

Votes: 262,638 | Gross: $176.48M

40. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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61 Metascore

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 40,184 | Gross: $167.78M

41. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 523,063

42. The Last Kiss (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. But ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck

Votes: 39,118 | Gross: $11.60M

43. Firewall (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, Paul Bettany, Carly Schroeder

Votes: 52,170 | Gross: $48.75M

44. The Cable Guy (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black

Votes: 132,620 | Gross: $60.24M

45. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 293,571 | Gross: $251.19M

46. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,664,602 | Gross: $292.58M

47. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 414,680 | Gross: $32.39M

48. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,367,596 | Gross: $171.48M