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1. 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: 70,779 | Gross: $63.32M

2. 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: 50,099 | Gross: $4.00M

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: 104,499 | Gross: $34.58M

4. 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: 5,022 | Gross: $0.24M

5. 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: 32,184 | Gross: $19.28M

6. 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: 44,164 | Gross: $2.96M

7. 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: 16,112 | Gross: $1.23M

8. 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: 9,968 | Gross: $0.73M

9. Begotten (1990)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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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: 7,911

10. 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: 14,452 | Gross: $10.76M

11. 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: 15,313 | Gross: $3.30M

12. 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: 13,378 | Gross: $6.85M

13. 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: 14,955 | Gross: $0.94M

14. Never Here (2017)

R | 120 min | Thriller

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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: Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza, Nina Arianda

15. 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: 2,988 | Gross: $0.89M

16. (Untitled) (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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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: 1,904 | Gross: $0.23M

17. 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: 3,617 | Gross: $0.49M

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

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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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: 2,255

19. 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: 2,997 | Gross: $0.11M

20. 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: 4,890 | Gross: $1.10M

21. Pokazatelnyy protsess: Istoriya Pussy Riot (2013)

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: 1,650

22. 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: 91

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

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 1,363 | Gross: $0.12M

24. An Englishman in New York (2009)

75 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 1,167

25. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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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: 3,321 | Gross: $2.02M

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: 312

27. The Nomi Song (2004)

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: 919 | Gross: $0.07M

28. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

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: 960

29. 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: 513

30. 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: 328

31. 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: 468

32. Never Met Picasso (1996)

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: 105

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

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: 204

34. 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: 1,484

35. Rockets Redglare! (2003)

89 min | Documentary

7.4
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27 Metascore

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 »

Director: Luis Fernandez de la Reguera | Stars: Gary Ray, Rockets Redglare, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon

Votes: 72

36. 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: 139 | Gross: $0.19M

37. 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: 374

38. 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: 319 | Gross: $1.25M

39. Fruit Fly (2009)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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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.

Director: H.P. Mendoza | Stars: L.A. Renigen, Mike Curtis, Theresa Navarro, Aaron Zaragoza

Votes: 165

40. The Gates (2007)

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: 202

41. The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)

83 min | Documentary

7.4
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65 Metascore

The life of '80's fashion designer/queer icon Leigh Bowery is explored in this documentary.

Director: Charles Atlas | Stars: Charles Atlas, Leigh Bowery, Michael Bracewell, Sophie Fiennes

Votes: 188 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Shine (2013 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary

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Director: Chris Olsen | Stars: Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, Caitlin Cucchiara

43. Lebenspornografie (2003)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Edwin Brienen | Stars: Esther Eva Verkaaik, Eva Dorrepaal, Nicole Ohliger, Peter Post

Votes: 45

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

4 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

7.5
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Man falls in love while in a subway station.

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

Votes: 1,273

45. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

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: 770

46. Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

90 min | Comedy

5.1
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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 »

Directors: Darren Curtis, Pat Kiely | Stars: Darren Curtis, Kristin Adams, Matt Silver, Pat Kiely

Votes: 178

47. Jidu hanleng (1996)

99 min | Drama

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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: 216

48. R.I.P., Rest in Pieces (1997)

Documentary, Biography, War

7.8
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Director: Robert-Adrian Pejo | Stars: Hasil Adkins, Bill Coleman, Joe Coleman, Manuel De Landa

Votes: 121

49. Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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66 Metascore

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Directors: Shelly Dunn Fremont, Vincent Fremont | Stars: Brigid Berlin, Paul Morrissey, Honey Berlin, Richard E. Berlin

Votes: 187

50. 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