51st New York Film Festival - Main Slate

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1. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 361,245 | Gross: $107.10M

Opening night

2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 259,124 | Gross: $58.24M

Centerpiece

3. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.0
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90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 416,950 | Gross: $25.57M

Closing night

4. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 234,568 | Gross: $15.32M

5. Abus de faiblesse (2013)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

5.8
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77 Metascore

A stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino, Christophe Sermet

Votes: 792 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

Votes: 26,421 | Gross: $0.15M

7. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 65,622 | Gross: $6.26M

8. American Promise (2013)

TV-PG | 135 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.

Directors: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson

Votes: 256 | Gross: $0.09M

9. At Berkeley (2013)

244 min | Documentary

7.3
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81 Metascore

The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Les salauds (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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69 Metascore

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor

Votes: 2,629 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 110,448 | Gross: $2.20M

12. Horící ker (2013– )

231 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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83 Metascore

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach, Vojtech Kotek

Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Child of God (2013)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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50 Metascore

A dispossessed, violent man's disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Steve Hunter

Votes: 3,418 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Gloria (II) (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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83 Metascore

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora

Votes: 6,761 | Gross: $2.11M

15. The Immigrant (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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77 Metascore

1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 24,433 | Gross: $2.01M

16. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 111,939 | Gross: $13.24M

17. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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75 Metascore

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

Votes: 8,073 | Gross: $1.23M

18. La jalousie (2013)

77 min | Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Convenant, Olga Milshtein

Votes: 1,297 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Jimmy P. (2013)

Unrated | 117 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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58 Metascore

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Larry Pine

Votes: 2,322 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 15,040 | Gross: $0.28M

21. Le dernier des injustes (2013)

PG-13 | 220 min | Documentary

7.2
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80 Metascore

A place: Theresienstadt. A unique place of propaganda which Adolf Eichmann called the "model ghetto", designed to mislead the world and Jewish people regarding its real nature, to be the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Benjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann

Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.04M

22. L'image manquante (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.4
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87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,554 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Je m'appelle Hmmm... (2013)

121 min | Drama

5.3
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32 Metascore

A fiction. An 11 year old runaway, the oldest daughter of three. An absent mother, an abusive father, a grandmother too pure to imagine what is going on. A field trip, the girl disappears..... See full summary »

Director: Agnès B. | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Jacques Bonnaffé, Lou-Lélia Demerliac, Noémie Ducourau

Votes: 102

24. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 99,420 | Gross: $17.65M

25. Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Hae-won (2013)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The secret relationship between a student and a teacher, will their love last?

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Eun-chae Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Joon-sang Yoo, Ji-won Ye

Votes: 1,047

26. Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (2013)

250 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 1,342

27. Omar (2013)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat

Votes: 11,148 | Gross: $0.36M

28. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.3
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79 Metascore

A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt

Votes: 72,956 | Gross: $1.88M

29. Riaru: Kanzen naru kubinagaryû no hi (2013)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A man decides to use a new technology to go inside the mind of his comatose lover.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Haruka Ayase, Joe Odagiri, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 770

30. Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 7,510 | Gross: $0.12M

31. L'inconnu du lac (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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82 Metascore

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte

Votes: 10,551 | Gross: $0.32M

32. Stray Dogs (2013)

138 min | Drama

7.0
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84 Metascore

An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu, Shiang-chyi Chen

Votes: 1,751

33. Tian zhu ding (2013)

133 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

Votes: 8,100 | Gross: $0.09M

34. Le Week-End (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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73 Metascore

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum, Igor Gotsmanov

Votes: 6,705 | Gross: $2.22M

35. Când se lasã seara peste Bucuresti sau metabolism (2013)

89 min | Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

A film director wants to add a new scene in his movie while in production and needs the lead female protagonist to be nude.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol

Votes: 795

36. Kaze tachinu (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 53,463 | Gross: $5.21M

37. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 518,092 | Gross: $56.67M