The Best Independent Films You Never Heard of...

by johnbarlow95 | created - 01 Mar 2014 | updated - 01 Mar 2014 | Public

A list I copied completely from Ray Carney. This list is completely unadulterated from what I found on his website. http://people.bu.edu/rcarney/indievision/other.shtml

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1. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 39,752 | Gross: $2.38M

2. What Happened Was... (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 1,058 | Gross: $0.33M

3. The Wife (1995)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Tom Noonan's dark comedy features a husband-and-wife team of psychotherapists who run a New-Age therapy group out in the wilderness. Late one night, Jack and Rita are visited by one of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Julie Hagerty, Tom Noonan, Wallace Shawn, Karen Young

Votes: 279

4. Raining Stones (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix, Ricky Tomlinson

Votes: 3,446 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Sink or Swim (1990)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

7.3
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Through a series of twenty six short stories, a girl describes the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. As the stories unfold, a dual ... See full summary »

Director: Su Friedrich | Star: Jessica Meyerson

Votes: 268

6. Rules of the Road (1993)

31 min | Short

6.4
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Rules of the Road tells the story of a love affair and its demise through one of the primary objects shared by the couple: an old beige station wagon with fake wood paneling along the sides... See full summary »

Director: Su Friedrich | Star: Su Friedrich

Votes: 29

7. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier and aunt Helen announces that she will never marry and plans on having a career ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Votes: 2,826

8. The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto

Votes: 668 | Gross: $0.83M

9. Killer of Sheep (1978)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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94 Metascore

Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then he finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

Votes: 4,928 | Gross: $0.40M

10. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.1
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A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

Votes: 885 | Gross: $1.16M

11. A Little Stiff (1991)

86 min | Comedy

7.2
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Caveh is a neurotic film student who has recently begun therapy. His therapist tells him that his biggest problem is that he sees everything in black and white and that what he needs to do ... See full summary »

Directors: Greg Watkins, Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Erin McKim, Arnold Barkus, Alison Bradley

Votes: 65

12. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Abigail's Party (1977)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A TV play based on the Hampstead Theatre production. Beverly has invited her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour, Sue, because Sue's ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse

Votes: 1,551

13. High Hopes (1988)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson

Votes: 3,302 | Gross: $1.19M

14. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

A waitress, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 7,032 | Gross: $1.52M

15. The Short & Curlies (1988 TV Short)

17 min | Short

6.8
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A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Thewlis, Wendy Nottingham

Votes: 728

16. The Indian Runner (1991)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 7,320 | Gross: $0.19M

17. The Crazy-Quilt (1966)

75 min | Drama

8.4
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A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Tom Rosqui, Ina Mela, Ellen Frye, Sonia Berman

Votes: 38

18. Funnyman (1967)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An improvisational comedian, working with The Committee improv group in San Francisco, struggles to be taken seriously.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Peter Bonerz, Sandra Archer, Carole Androsky, Larry Hankin

Votes: 15

19. Riverrun (1968)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.2
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Conscientious objector Dan and student Sarah leave Berkeley for life in San Marino County, away from the horrors of city life. Moving to a sheep farm, the couple anticipates the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Orion DeWinter, George Hellyer Jr., Mark Jenkins, Laura Kwong

Votes: 9

20. Portrait of Jason (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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87 Metascore

The highlights of a 12-hour interview with Aaron Payne, alias Jason Holliday, a former houseboy, would-be cabaret performer, and self-proclaimed hustler who, while drinking and smoking ... See full summary »

Director: Shirley Clarke | Stars: Jason Holliday, Shirley Clarke, Carl Lee

Votes: 595

21. Bad Behaviour (1993)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The McAllister family house is the setting for Gerry and Ellie's grapples with work, children and how to get the bathroom fixed. Both have reached the stage where reason cannot be heard ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Philip Jackson, Clare Higgins

Votes: 182 | Gross: $0.26M

22. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin

Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $1.35M

23. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly ... See full summary »

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley

Votes: 3,125

24. Mikey and Nicky (1976)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty, Rose Arrick

Votes: 1,694

25. Shadows (1959)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 8,019

26. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

GP | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey

Votes: 3,177

27. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 16,003

28. Little Noises (1991)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A struggling writer (Glover) steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.

Director: Jane Spencer | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Crispin Glover, Nina Siemaszko, Tate Donovan

Votes: 173

29. Girlfriends (1978)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.

Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Melanie Mayron, Eli Wallach, Adam Cohen, Anita Skinner

Votes: 658

30. The Kitchen Toto (1987)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

6.3
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The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Bob Peck, Edwin Mahinda, Phyllis Logan, Nicholas Charles

Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.10M

31. Another Girl Another Planet (1992)

62 min | Drama

6.7
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An ordinary-looking guy proves to be an unusually successful womanizer, and his East Village apartment begins to assume aspects of Grand Central Station.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Barry Del Sherman, Isabel Gillies, Bob Gosse, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 89

32. The Rocking Horse Winner (1997)

23 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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A gambler comes to live with his sister and discovers his young nephew can predict the winner of horse races by riding on his rocking horse.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Jesse Forrestal, Eric Stoltz, Paula Malcomson, Walter Benitez

Votes: 96

33. At Sundance (1995)

71 min | Documentary

2.1
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Directors: Michael Almereyda, Amy Hobby | Stars: Atom Egoyan, Matthew Harrison, Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater

Votes: 83

34. Coming Apart (1969)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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Psychiatrist installs a concealed movie camera in his apartment to record the screwed-up lives of the women who visit him.

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg | Stars: Rip Torn, Sally Kirkland, Robert Blankshine, Darlene Cotton

Votes: 346

35. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

Votes: 28,100 | Gross: $2.44M

36. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 39,909 | Gross: $1.44M

37. Marilyn Times Five (1973)

14 min | Short

6.2
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A commentary on the destructive expectations of females in a male dominated society, Marilyn Times Five was made from an old stag film called "The Apple-Knockers, and the Coke"(1948) these ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Conner | Stars: Arline Hunter, Marilyn Monroe

Votes: 134

38. Report (1967)

13 min | Short

6.6
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A compilation of selected bits of archival footage put to a narration of news reports describing the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 877

39. A Movie (1958)

12 min | Short

7.1
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Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions.

Director: Bruce Conner | Star: Theodore Roosevelt

Votes: 1,058

40. Safe (1995)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess

Votes: 9,600 | Gross: $0.51M

41. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle

Votes: 2,227

42. Begotten (1990)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia

Votes: 8,211

43. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Father Bessarion, David Blair, William S. Burroughs, Florence Ormezzano

Votes: 210

44. The Scenic Route (1978)

76 min | Drama

6.9
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Spins the tale of a woman, her sister, and the man who completes the triangle. Told through such fertile sources as grand opera, classical painting, and Victorian melodrama.

Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Randy Danson, Marilyn Jones, Kevin Wade, Grant Stewart

Votes: 135

45. Local Color (1977)

116 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Jane Campbell, Bob Herron, Dolores Kenan, Michael Burg

Votes: 29

46. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 2,793 | Gross: $0.12M

...or anything else you can get by Alan Clarke.

47. Faces (I) (1968)

R | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 7,593

48. Husbands (1970)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 3,920

49. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 8,418

50. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

8.1
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An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 6,726

51. Love Streams (1984)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 3,676

52. Twister (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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65 Metascore

Delusional and spoiled Maureen and her eccentric brother Howdy decide to track down and meet their estranged mother, all while the drama of dysfunctional relationships, disastrous weather conditions and a dark family secret ensue.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 1,741

53. Bell Diamond (1986)

96 min

7.6
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A telling story of an unemployed Vietnam vet in Butte, Montana, whose wife leaves him after seven years when she feels there is no longer communication between them and - more painfully and... See full synopsis »

Director: Jon Jost | Stars: Scott Andersen, Dan Cornell, Marshall Gaddis, Alan Godard

Votes: 40

54. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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This film follows an antisocial working-class husband and father struggling to find work in the Midwest. As the film progresses, it seems that he has little actual interest in supporting ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Jost | Stars: Tom Blair, Wayne Crouse, Jessica St. John, Steve Voorheis

Votes: 272

55. Bleak Moments (1971)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman

Votes: 1,031

56. Meantime (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When one brother gets a job from their wealthy aunt, the other becomes increasingly jealous.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Marion Bailey, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels, Pam Ferris

Votes: 2,410

57. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: Grown-Ups (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.9
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Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Phil Davis, Lesley Manville, Brenda Blethyn, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 334

58. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Kiss of Death (1977)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Trevor is an extremely shy undertaker's assistant. He always tags along with his good friend Ronnie, when he goes to the pub with his girlfriend Sandra. Sandra introduces Trevor to her more... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Threlfall, John Wheatley, Kay Adshead, Angela Curran

Votes: 185

59. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Hard Labour (1973)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A quiet and put-upon house cleaner breaks her silence.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Liz Smith, Clifford Kershaw, Polly Hemingway, Bernard Hill

Votes: 220

60. Ice (1970)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

6.5
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"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 »

Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Robert Kramer, Leo Braudy, Tom Griffin, Paul McIsaac

Votes: 173

61. Milestones (1975)

195 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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"A many-faceted portrait of those individuals who sought radical solutions to social problems in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. It cuts back and forth between six major story... See full summary »

Directors: John Douglas, Robert Kramer | Stars: Mary Chapelle, Sharon Krebs, Jim Nolfi, Grace Paley

Votes: 156

62. Route One USA (1989)

255 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Paul McIsaac, Pat Robertson

Votes: 185

63. Starting Place/Point de départ (1994)

80 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Robert Kramer | Star: Clothilde Piven

Votes: 23

64. Wanda (1970)

GP | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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In the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, Wanda Goronski is constantly drinking to shut out the problems in her life. Having deserted her husband and infant children, Wanda sleeps on her ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Loden | Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes, Peter Shupenes

Votes: 1,650

65. Trash (1970)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

5.7
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The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller, Andrea Feldman

Votes: 2,380

66. Flesh (1968)

R | 89 min | Drama

5.7
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A man desperate for money and no income, turns prostitute and interplays with a variety of clients and hustlers.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville, Candy Darling

Votes: 1,987

67. Morgan's Cake (1989)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Morgan is about to turn 18, he lives in a small room with his father, his girlfriend may be pregnant, his mother is indifferent, and he doesn't want to register for the the draft. His dad ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Schmidt | Stars: Morgan Schmidt-Feng, Willie Boy Walker, M. Louise Stanley, Lee Chapman

Votes: 14

68. Another Time, Another Place (1983)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.7
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Set in 1943 Scotland during World War II, Janie is young housewife married to a man named Dongal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilation program, Janie and Dongal welcome three ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey, Tom Watson

Votes: 194

69. Dogs in Space (1986)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.6
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The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: Michael Hutchence, Saskia Post, Nique Needles, Deanna Bond

Votes: 958

70. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 69,917 | Gross: $1.65M

71. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 52,928 | Gross: $4.04M