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5. 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: 16,371 | Gross: $1.23M
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: 44,910 | Gross: $2.96M
7. 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: 32,429 | Gross: $19.28M
8. The Shape of Things (2003)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 10,033 | Gross: $0.73M
10. 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: 14,630 | Gross: $10.76M
11. 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: 13,455 | Gross: $6.85M
12. 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: 15,450 | Gross: $3.30M
13. 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: 15,172 | Gross: $0.94M
14. Never Here (2017)
R | 110 min | Thriller
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: 3,035 | Gross: $1.10M
17. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 3,672 | Gross: $0.49M
19. 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.
20. 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 »
23. 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: 3,004 | Gross: $0.11M
24. 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: 4,936 | Gross: $1.10M
Not Rated | 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: 1,384 | Gross: $0.12M
28. Pokazatelnyy protsess: Istoriya Pussy Riot (2013)
Not Rated | 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 »
30. The Nomi Song (2004)
Not Rated | 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: 935 | Gross: $0.07M
31. 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.
Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $0.03M
32. 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 »
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.
34. 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: 141 | Gross: $0.19M
35. The Gates (2007)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
A documentary on New York City's biggest public art project ever, an installation called "The Gates," by Christo and Jeanne Claude.
36. 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 »
37. Never Met Picasso (1996)
Not Rated | 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.
39. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)
Not Rated | 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 »
40. Who Is KK Downey? (2008)
Not Rated | 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. Rockets Redglare! (2003)
89 min | Documentary
Documentary on Rockets Redglare (aka Michael Morra), a colorful figure on the New York City art scene up until his death in 2001. In his life, Redglare was the bodyguard/drug dealer to Sid ... See full summary »
44. Fruit Fly (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical
Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.
46. Lebenspornografie (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.
47. Affliction (1996)
45 min | Documentary
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 »
48. The Artsiders (2007 TV Short)
30 min | Documentary, Short
A rarely seen exploration of the artistic life through interviews with dozens of prolific artists, choreographers and performers, which examines why artists "do what they do" despite the ... See full summary »
49. Orphans and Angels (2003)
Not Rated | 100 min
The needy and traumatized Theresa, who was raped when she was fourteen year-old, meets the handsome John on the street after an accident during a performance on the stage of her friend Kim ... See full summary »