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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 574,388 | Gross: $17.44M

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: 70,146 | Gross: $63.32M

3. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 43,030 | Gross: $29.08M

4. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 33,324 | Gross: $0.27M

5. 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: 103,868 | Gross: $34.58M

6. 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: 4,704 | Gross: $0.24M

7. Choses secrètes (2002)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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55 Metascore

Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Coralie Revel, Sabrina Seyvecou, Roger Miremont, Fabrice Deville

Votes: 3,834 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires which are out for revenge.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen

Votes: 8,685 | Gross: $2.98M

9. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 43,643 | Gross: $2.96M

10. 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: 13,331 | Gross: $6.85M

11. 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: 7,829

12. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 29,642 | Gross: $4.68M

13. 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: 14,327 | Gross: $10.76M

14. SubUrbia (1996)

R | 121 min | Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey

Votes: 7,625 | Gross: $0.48M

15. La fille sur le pont (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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75 Metascore

It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor,... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frédéric Pfluger, Demetre Georgalas

Votes: 11,327 | Gross: $1.71M

16. Assassination Tango (2002)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a general in Buenos Aires. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, Luciana Pedraza, Rubén Blades, Kathy Baker

Votes: 2,594 | Gross: $0.97M

17. Live! (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

Director: Bill Guttentag | Stars: Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, Rob Brown, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 4,491

18. Parting Glances (1986)

90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Sherwood | Stars: John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan

Votes: 2,289 | Gross: $0.54M

19. The Last of England (1987)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Votes: 880

20. You Can't Hurry Love (1988)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martini | Stars: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure, Anthony Geary

Votes: 343 | Gross: $0.33M

21. The Pompatus of Love (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Paige Turco, Arabella Field, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Votes: 525

22. 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: 905 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Between the Towers (2005)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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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: 325

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

Documentary, Biography, War

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

Votes: 121

25. Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)

71 min | Documentary, Romance

7.5
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A portrait, mostly chronological, of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). His parents, friends and colleagues such as Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, his long-time ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Wolf | Stars: Bob Blank, Ernie Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass

Votes: 369

26. 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

27. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1966)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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National Film Board of Canada Donald Owen teamed with NFB producer Donald Brittain for an imaginative profile of Montreal poet Leonard Cohen.

Directors: Donald Brittain, Don Owen | Stars: Donald Brittain, Leonard Cohen, Robert Hirschhorn, Irving Layton

Votes: 306

28. When the Sea Rises (2004)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

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Directors: Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Wim Willaert, Olivier Gourmet, Jackie Berroyer

Votes: 638 | Gross: $0.02M

29. 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: 104

30. Naked Conversations with Nude Women (2012)

Documentary

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Emulating goddess mythology and iconic paintings of reclining female nudes, 8 nude women reflect on a world without men, the human body and psyche, evolution and science.

Director: Thomas Lundy | Stars: Emilie Marçot, Margherita Mattiuz, Isa Padilla Pérez, Rocío Acedo Gómez

31. 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: 213

32. I am a Good Person/I Am a Bad Person (2011)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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When a mother and daughter tour film festivals in Europe and decide to part ways, they must confront life-changing choices alone, before returning home.

Director: Ingrid Veninger | Stars: Ingrid Veninger, Hallie Switzer, Braden Sauder, Miles Argue

Votes: 52

33. 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: 184 | Gross: $0.01M

34. 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: 164

35. Thoth (2002)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.2
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Thoth is a street performer currently in New York. Thoth is an individual with a complicated life and background. Thoth plays on opera with a violin in a loincloth in Central Park. Thoth is.

Director: Sarah Kernochan | Star: S.K. Thoth

Votes: 171

36. 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: 184

37. The M.O. Of M.I. (2002)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Michael and Tom are a happy gay couple in Austin Texas until the sexy performance artist/hustler, Jonathon enters their lives. Jonnathon is in hiding. He has a past with Michael and all is not as it seems.

Director: Susan Turley | Stars: David Stokey, David Christopher, Cory Schneider, Titos Menchaca

Votes: 160

38. Les fils de Marie (2002)

100 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Carole Laure | Stars: Carole Laure, Jean-Marc Barr, Félix-Guy Lajeunesse, Danny Gilmore

Votes: 44

39. Expecting (2002)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Deborah Day | Stars: Valerie Buhagiar, Angela Gei, Derwin Jordan, Debra McGrath

Votes: 88

40. Joe's Wedding (1996)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Joe loves to rock and be wild, but the time has come for him to settle down. He is to marry a conservative daughter of a well-to-do man. On his wedding day, a fiery female artist kidnaps him in order to blackmail his future father-in-law.

Director: Michael Kennedy | Stars: D.W. Moffett, Kate Vernon, Tammy Isbell, David Hewlett

Votes: 56

41. Funhouse (1986 TV Special)

Comedy

6.5
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Eric Bogosian's solo performance "Funhouse".

Directors: Jo Bonney, Lewis MacAdams | Star: Eric Bogosian

Votes: 32

42. Balkan baroque (1999)

63 min | Biography

7.3
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Director: Pierre Coulibeuf | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Michel Butor, Paolo Canevari, Pedro Canevari

Votes: 38

43. My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)

90 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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The life of Jewish Expressionist poet and performance artist, Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945), told chronologically in vignettes given context by archival footage of turn-of-the-century ... See full summary »

Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms | Stars: Nicolai Albrecht, Janina Berge, Dagmar Bertram, Klaus Bunk

Votes: 14

44. Chloe, A to Z (2010)

72 min | Drama

5.8
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When 22-year-old Chloe is left with an unexpected pregnancy after a sexy date, she must face her secret past to move into an uncertain future. Torn between her choices, her friends influence her difficult decision: abortion or adoption.

Director: Joseph Fusco | Stars: Natasha Warner, Angel Dillemuth, Jon Thorndike, Amy Uzi

Votes: 8

45. Cracking Up (1994)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Danny Gold is a Lenny Bruce-style performance artist whose brilliance is only exceeded by his urge to self-destruct. Cad, shark, comic, addict, Danny Gold rockets and ricochets through ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Mitler | Stars: Matt Mitler, Carolyn McDermott, Jason Brill, Kimberly Flynn

Votes: 21

46. Rituel pour Pierre (1987)

10 min | Short, Action

7.2
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Directors: Gilles Coyne, Michel Journiac | Star: Michel Journiac

Votes: 5

47. Double Strength (1978)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Barbara Hammer interviews a lesbian couple, both gymnasts and performance artists and photographs them doing their routines in the nude.

Director: Barbara Hammer | Star: Barbara Hammer

Votes: 18

48. Cherry (I) (2009)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

4.8
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A lost, sexually confused boy becomes increasingly obsessed with an hedonistic video artist and her group of oversexed, violent, cannibalistic followers and longs to be a part of their decadent world.

Director: Matt Burgess | Stars: Jasper Marlow, Georgina Lloyd, James Selles, Jaime Lewis

Votes: 16

49. The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero... in Life, in Sound (2010)

Documentary

8.2
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The Sonosopher is an experiential voyage into the peculiar life and art of Alex Caldiero. Tracing his birth and childhood in rural Sicily as well as his coming of age as a poet in New York ... See full summary »

Directors: Torben Bernhard, Travis Low | Stars: Scott Abbott, Alex Caldiero, Scott Carrier, Trent Harris

Votes: 6

50. Mondo Delirium (2013)

170 min | Drama, Horror

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Mondo Delirium is the third movie of the "Delirium" Cycle, where Sciolè makes experimental movies meet with Italian b-movies. The dominating emotion is delirium. The structure of the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Flavio Sciolè | Stars: Flavio Sciolè, Ella Dei Santi, Alessia Di Pancrazio, Lilly Malatesta