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1. The Square (2017)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 7,365 | Gross: $0.52M

2. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker

Votes: 72,504 | Gross: $63.37M

3. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The life and career of a legendary comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 106,963 | Gross: $34.58M

4. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 50,865 | Gross: $4.02M

5. Never Here (2017)

R | 110 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Camille Thoman | Stars: Mireille Enos, Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza

Votes: 425

6. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 32,577 | Gross: $19.28M

7. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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89 Metascore

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".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 45,421 | Gross: $2.96M

8. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 16,545 | Gross: $1.23M

9. The Family Fang (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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67 Metascore

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Maryann Plunkett

Votes: 5,754 | Gross: $0.24M

10. The Shape of Things (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

Votes: 10,076 | Gross: $0.73M

11. New York Stories (1989)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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.

Directors: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Marvin Chatinover

Votes: 14,721 | Gross: $10.76M

12. 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: 8,173

13. Art School Confidential (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 15,516 | Gross: $3.30M

14. 200 Cigarettes (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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33 Metascore

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia | Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 13,509 | Gross: $6.85M

15. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,320 | Gross: $0.94M

16. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,708 | Gross: $0.49M

17. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,061 | Gross: $1.10M

18. (Untitled) (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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58 Metascore

A Chelsea art gallerist falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic tale about the state of contemporary art.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch

Votes: 1,951 | Gross: $0.23M

19. Little Gay Boy, chrisT is Dead (2012)

30 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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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 »

Directors: Antony Hickling, Amaury Grisel | Stars: Gaëtan Vettier, Amanda Dawson, François Brunet, Alvaro Lombard

Votes: 94

20. Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: GG Allin, Merle Allin, Shireen Kadivar, Dee Dee Ramone

Votes: 2,309

21. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Brad Rowe, Sean Hayes, Armando Valdes-Kennedy, Mr. Dan

Votes: 3,382 | Gross: $2.02M

22. Pokazatelnyy protsess: Istoriya Pussy Riot (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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72 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,688

23. Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story (2017)

85 min | Documentary

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"Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story" peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This verité documentary intimately follows four ... See full summary »

Director: James Lester | Stars: Darlinda Just Darlinda, Miss Jezebel Express, Gal Friday, James Habacker

24. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

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.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 4,967 | Gross: $1.10M

25. An Englishman in New York (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

7.2
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The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York City.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 1,181

26. A Bucket of Blood (1995 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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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.

Director: Michael McDonald | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Justine Bateman, Shadoe Stevens, Sam Lloyd

Votes: 319

27. Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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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 »

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Kathe Burkhart, Kirby Dick

Votes: 1,395 | Gross: $0.12M

28. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 977

29. I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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62 Metascore

Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Director: Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Christoff Colas, Rebecca Lord, Lindsey Tjian

Votes: 3,011 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (2010– )

Reality-TV

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Contestants are faced with the challenge of creating unique pieces in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, collage and industrial design.

Stars: China Chow, Simon de Pury, Jerry Saltz, Judith Braun

Votes: 519

31. Between the Towers (2005)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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This animated film tells the story of Phillipe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974.

Director: Michael Sporn | Star: Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 334

32. Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

6.2
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55 Metascore

Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter | Stars: Harley K. Dubois, Marian Goodell, Larry Harvey, John Law

Votes: 519 | Gross: $0.12M

33. London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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77 Metascore

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones, Bill Nighy

Votes: 500

34. The Nomi Song (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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71 Metascore

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 »

Director: Andrew Horn | Stars: Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson, David Bowie, Gabriele Lafari

Votes: 946 | Gross: $0.07M

35. Zus & zo (2001)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Sylvia Poorta, Anneke Blok, Monic Hendrickx, Jacob Derwig

Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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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 »

Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Votes: 780

37. Far East of Eden (2016)

24 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Bruce Yonemoto | Stars: Karen Finley, Taro Hattori, Kathleen Powell, Lucas Sicat

38. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.0
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A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye

Votes: 207

39. Never Met Picasso (1996)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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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.

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Alexis Arquette, Georgia Ragsdale, Margot Kidder, Don McKellar

Votes: 108

40. Mondo New York (1988)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

6.0
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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 »

Director: Harvey Keith | Stars: Joseph Arias, Rick Aviles, Charlie Barnett, Joe Coleman

Votes: 143 | Gross: $0.19M

41. Naked States (2000)

R | 80 min | Documentary

6.3
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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 »

Director: Arlene Nelson | Stars: Spencer Tunick, Trey Anastasio, Fraya Berg, Deborah Berman

Votes: 471

42. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)

97 min | Comedy

5.3
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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 »

Director: Jean-Michel Ribes | Stars: Michel Blanc, Simon Abkarian, Victoria Abril, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 384

43. J'attendrai le suivant... (2002)

4 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

7.5
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A man falls in love while in a subway station.

Director: Philippe Orreindy | Stars: Sophie Forte, Thomas Gaudin, Pascal Casanova

Votes: 1,299

44. The Gates (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary on New York City's biggest public art project ever, an installation called "The Gates," by Christo and Jeanne Claude.

Directors: Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles | Stars: Michael Bloomberg, Christo, Rudy Giuliani, Jeanne-Claude

Votes: 207

45. Magic and Mystery Tour (2003– )

50 min | Documentary

7.2
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Penn and teller visit China, Egypt and India to see local magicians perform.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Lyla Pinch Brock, Karam

Votes: 182

46. SlamNation (1998)

100 min | Documentary

7.9
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Various competitors of the National Poetry Slam are profiled with their poetry readings.

Director: Paul Devlin | Stars: Mychele Dee, Craig muMs Grant, Bill MacMillian, Taylor Mali

Votes: 112

47. Man on the Moon: Behind the Moonlight (2000 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Interviews with the cast from the film Man on the Moon (1999) educate us a bit on the making of the film and also information about Andy Kaufman is mentionned. Though this is yet another Universal promotion, it is still enjoyable to watch.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 39

48. Jidu hanleng (1996)

99 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Hongshen Jia, Xiaoqing Ma, Yu Bai, Geng Li

Votes: 217

49. Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson (1986)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Director: Laurie Anderson | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Joy Askew, Adrian Belew, William S. Burroughs

Votes: 323 | Gross: $1.25M

50. Affliction (1996)

45 min | Documentary

6.9
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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 »

Director: Mark Hejnar | Stars: GG Allin, Mike Diana, Full Force Frank, Annie Sprinkle

Votes: 59