Portraits,_Experiments,_Stage.Plays,_Documents_(not.documentaries)by Deleauvive | created - 20 Aug 2012 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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2. The Insider (1999)
R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.
Votes: 142,191 | Gross: $28.97M
3. Lost in La Mancha (2002)
R | 89 min | Documentary
Votes: 9,978 | Gross: $0.73M
Occasionally fun. This said, among the various art forms, and as much as one has to praise striving for something unattainable, sometimes failure is just failure and that movie also illustrates that sad conclusion.
4. La vallée (1972)
106 min | Drama
Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.
Some nudity. Slightly romanticized, naturalist document.
6. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 50,402 | Gross: $77.44M
Charming made-up story and "characters"
7. Cat People (1942)
Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.
Votes: 15,251 | Gross: $4.00M
8. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 124,519 | Gross: $18.60M
9. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.
10. Idioterne (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.
Votes: 25,975 | Gross: $0.01M
Rated R. highly disturbing movie with its sick humor, but very effective too to convey its message.
12. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
Votes: 50,244 | Gross: $11.90M
13. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 26,400 | Gross: $19.85M
Don't watch this if you just entered rehab!
15. De helaasheid der dingen (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
16. The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
R | 137 min | Drama
He is a revenge-obssessed stevedore whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. She is a wealthy, elusive woman. They try hard to get together... or do they?
Captivating dialogues, but a bit monotonous after a while
18. The Fire Within (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »
20. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 27,309 | Gross: $0.06M
21. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Votes: 58,904 | Gross: $1.51M
More of a Jean-Louis Trintignant homage.
23. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.
Votes: 8,393 | Gross: $9.00M
Some nudity, male chauvinism
25. Coming Home (1978)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
Votes: 10,273 | Gross: $32.65M
Hard to tell the truth from the rumors, but it appears "the Boys" got timid to foul support by the Officials out there in the jungle. Trend went on as they were heading home, and that is the point of this controversial documentary.
26. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.
Votes: 91,259 | Gross: $11.53M
Don't watch this if you're paranoid about the junk food industry! Courageous experiment, but a more factual exposition would have been nice.
27. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 317,128 | Gross: $108.64M
29. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
GP | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.
Votes: 5,590 | Gross: $5.00M
30. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Votes: 87,915 | Gross: $16.76M
31. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 113,069 | Gross: $0.19M
33. Shao Lin si (1982)
95 min | Action, Drama
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »
Young but already gifted Jet Li isn't featured all throughout the movie.
34. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Votes: 20,598 | Gross: $24.72M
36. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,005,486 | Gross: $130.74M
37. Looking for Richard (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Votes: 7,358 | Gross: $1.36M
38. King Lear (1971)
GP | 137 min | Drama
The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »
39. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.
Votes: 5,836 | Gross: $0.12M
40. Richard III (1995)
R | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.
Votes: 12,307 | Gross: $2.60M
41. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 29,308 | Gross: $1.72M
43. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.
44. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
97 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.
46. Bloody Sunday (2002)
R | 107 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
Votes: 20,996 | Gross: $0.77M
47. Game of Death (1978)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.
Nice fights, thin story.
48. Iris (I) (2001)
R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 15,546 | Gross: $1.29M
50. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.
51. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
54. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 303,117 | Gross: $51.97M
Truth to be told, Composer A. Salieri (1750, 1825) didn't bear such a twisted personality. Great movie nonetheless.
55. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 276,077 | Gross: $5.51M
56. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 189,575 | Gross: $52.77M
59. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
60. Red Desert (1964)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.
61. Nixon (1995)
R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.
Votes: 25,605 | Gross: $13.56M
63. Brüno (2009)
R | 81 min | Comedy
Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.
Votes: 126,720 | Gross: $60.05M
For the die-hard fans of Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought it was average, and a bit spotty in places. This said, it nice seeing someone pushing people to their limits and attempting to break well-established conventions.
64. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
Votes: 150,413 | Gross: $5.89M
For die-hard fans of Johnny Depp (as I suppose Edward D. Wood Jr. fans have seen it anyway).
65. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 204,549 | Gross: $140.54M
67. Caro diario (1993)
Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »
Votes: 5,904 | Gross: $0.47M
68. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 69,794 | Gross: $48.17M
69. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
70. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 30,884 | Gross: $0.21M
71. Weekend (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife's parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance.
72. Molière (1978)
260 min | Biography, Drama, History
Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother ... See full summary »
Unsurpassed, a very sincere portrait of the beloved French Author.
74. In Cold Blood (1967)
R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.
75. When We Were Kings (1996)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
Votes: 13,199 | Gross: $2.67M
76. Wilde (1997)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,092 | Gross: $2.16M
77. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 307,943 | Gross: $232.91M
78. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
Votes: 39,635 | Gross: $2.54M
79. Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
104 min | Drama
It's summer, on the beach of this little town in Brittany, a man around 40 is building a sand castle. A few people watch him. We will be told the story of three of them : a boy, Jumbo, aged... See full summary »
80. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 147,104 | Gross: $34.30M
81. The Merchant of Venice (2004)
R | 131 min | Drama, Romance
In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Votes: 31,421 | Gross: $3.77M
87. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.
89. The Twelve Chairs (1970)
GP | 94 min | Comedy
In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution.
Not the most accessible Mel Brooks comedy. Mixes an investigation about the lost furniture, Yiddish cultural elements, and of course nice bits of slapstick comedy.
90. Edward II (1991)
R | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,009 | Gross: $0.69M
91. Oui, mais... (2001)
104 min | Comedy, Family, Drama
Attracted but also frightened by her sexuality, a teenage girl undergoes a brief therapy with a warm, humorous and competent psychotherapist.
92. At Close Range (1986)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime.
Votes: 11,731 | Gross: $2.35M
93. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.
94. Sik san (1996)
95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The most renowned and feared chef in the world loses his title of God of Cookery because of his pompous attitude. Humbled, he sets out to reclaim his title.
95. Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
International man of mystery Diabolik pulls heist after heist but European cops led by inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing-in on him.
96. The Mattei Affair (1972)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama
Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »
97. Zhong tai quan tan sheng si zhan (1974)
94 min | Action, Drama
The head of a Chinese martial arts school owes money to some local hoods, so he sends two of his students to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in a kickboxing tournament in order to raise ... See full summary »
98. Ice (1970)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout ... See full summary »
99. [Rec] (2007)
R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.