Most Popular "Performance Art" Titles
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5. Summer of Sam (1999)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Votes: 31,385 | Gross: $19.28M
6. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."
Votes: 41,061 | Gross: $2.96M
8. New York Stories (1989)
PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.
Votes: 13,818 | Gross: $10.76M
9. 200 Cigarettes (1999)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Votes: 13,062 | Gross: $6.85M
10. Slacker (1991)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.
Votes: 15,237 | Gross: $1.23M
11. The Shape of Things (2003)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.
Votes: 9,697 | Gross: $0.73M
12. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
G | 99 min | Documentary
Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Votes: 13,808 | Gross: $0.94M
13. Art School Confidential (2006)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Votes: 14,959 | Gross: $3.30M
14. You Were Never Here (2017)
Thriller | Completed
Disturbing events lead an artist who photographs strangers to suspect that someone out there is watching HER. Boundaries blur between real and imaginary, crime and art, the watcher and the watched.
15. First Position (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
Votes: 2,842 | Gross: $0.89M
19. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.
Votes: 4,760 | Gross: $1.10M
90 min | Documentary
Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His life was indicated by pain from the beginning and he started to develop sadomasochistic ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,313 | Gross: $0.12M
21. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world ... See full summary »
22. I Am a Sex Addict (2005)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance
Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.
Votes: 2,950 | Gross: $0.11M
27. The R&B Feeling (2015)
70 min | Documentary
1971, the Los Angeles performance art scene is flourishing. Chris Burden has just ordered a studio assistant to shoot him in the left arm with a rifle, Barbara T Smith is staging ... See full summary »
28. A Bucket of Blood (1995 TV Movie)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Walter Paisley, a busboy at a cappuccino bar called the Jabberjaw, is praised as a genius after he kills his landlady's cat and covers it in plaster. Pressured to produce more work, he goes after bigger subjects.
29. Never Met Picasso (1996)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A gay thirty year old lives at home and is in the midst of a serious creative funk. Rejected by numerous art schools and lacking romantic prospects, he looks to his charismatic Uncle Alfred for inspiration.
30. Little Gay Boy, chrisT is Dead (2012)
30 min | Short, Drama
Jean Christophe lives with his mother, an English prostitute in Paris. He dreams of becoming a model. Over the course of a day, JC endures a series of abusive encounters that will change ... See full summary »
31. The Nomi Song (2004)
98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper, he would serenade the staff after the 'real' performances were over)... See full summary »
Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.07M
33. Zus & zo (2001)
Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Zus & Zo shows what three sisters are willing to do to stop their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast.
34. The Way Things Go (1987)
30 min | Documentary, Short
Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »
36. Mondo New York (1988)
Unrated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A young woman wanders around New York City and stumbles across a number of strange characters and settings that represent the "underground" areas of the city. She sees stand up comedy in ... See full summary »
Votes: 135 | Gross: $0.19M
37. Naked States (2000)
R | 80 min | Documentary
Photographer Spencer Tunick travels the U.S. in search of volunteers to pose nude for his outlaw photo-shoots, all of them done out in public and often without legal permits. This ... See full summary »
41. Life Pornography (2003)
89 min | Drama
A group of Amsterdam artists try to set up an erotic show in a Berlin nightclub. When the show flops, the group fades away into alcohol abuse and sexual excesses.
42. Who Is KK Downey? (2008)
90 min | Comedy
Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his ... See full summary »
43. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)
97 min | Comedy
A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ... See full summary »
44. Affliction (1996)
45 min | Documentary, Short
This 45 minute documentary by Mark Hejnar is a sort of Whitman's Sampler of sickness, chronicling such wildly diverse and extreme personalities as G.G. Allin, Mike Diana, Full Force Frank, ... See full summary »
46. Jidu hanleng (1996)
99 min | Drama
A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of ... See full summary »