Most Popular Titles With John Merriman


1. Balls Out (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.4
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58 Metascore

With marriage, graduation, and the real world looming on the horizon, fifth year senior Caleb Fuller reassembles the ol' team of misfits for one last epic run in Intramural football.

Director: Andrew Disney | Stars: Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett

Votes: 1,034

2. A Country Called Home (2015)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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46 Metascore

A COUNTRY CALLED HOME is a compelling coming of age story with universal appeal because it deals with trials and trepidations that most people experience in one way or another, no matter ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Axster | Stars: Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Mary McCormack, Ryan Bingham

Votes: 584

3. Pit Stop (2013)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at ... See full summary »

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: Bailey Bass, Marcus DeAnda, Yesenia Garcia, Bill Heck

Votes: 1,123

4. Hot Air (II) (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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A young man (Matthew Gray Gubler) attends the funeral of his biological father, a man he never knew, only to meet a mysterious, quirky stranger (Jere Burns), who claims to have been best ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Sieg | Stars: Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler, Schuyler Fisk, Christa Miller

Votes: 26

5. Discreet (2017)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.0
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After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Mathews | Stars: Jonny Mars, Atsuko Okatsuka, Joy Cunningham, Jordan Elsass

Votes: 31

6. Perils in Nude Modeling (2003)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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On the verge of expulsion, a hapless art student must decide between life-long ambition and love when an audacious nude model makes a dangerous demand in the middle of class.

Director: Scott Rice | Stars: John Merriman, Estephania LeBaron, Garry Peters, James Brownlee

Votes: 173

7. Hidden America with Jonah Ray (2016– )

Comedy

7.4
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A comedic take on the travel show that follows comedian Jonah Ray on his misadventures as he travels from city to city visiting neighborhood hot spots, meeting local heroes and tasting the cuisine.

Stars: Jonah Ray, Matt Dwyer, Mike Mitchell, Deanna Rooney

Votes: 41

8. Flatland 2: Sphereland (2012 Video)

36 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A young scientist from 2D space must solve mathematical mysteries to save a doomed space mission and discover the true shape of her universe. In a world of only two dimensions, length and ... See full summary »

Director: Dano Johnson | Stars: Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, Curtis Luciani, Danica McKellar

Votes: 81

9. Loves Her Gun (2013)

99 min | Drama

4.9
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51 Metascore

Loves Her Gun is a romantic tragedy about a young woman who flees violence in New York for the laid back environment in central Texas. Once she settles into Austin she falls into the local ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Marslett | Stars: Trieste Kelly Dunn, Francisco Barreiro, Ashley Spillers, Geoff Marslett

Votes: 231

10. Cinema Six (2012)

80 min | Comedy

6.0
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Hilarity ensues as a trio of friends who "work" at the Stanton Family Cinema must finally face the music of real life: keep their sweet slacker theater jobs or grow up?

Directors: Mark Potts, Cole Selix | Stars: John Merriman, Brand Rackley, Mark Potts, Byron Brown

Votes: 103

12. You Hurt My Feelings (2011)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A melancholy man becomes a nanny to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he's ready to have children.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: John Merriman, Courtney Davis, Macon Blair

Votes: 51

13. Don't Hang Up the Fucking Phone Curtis (2017)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

In the world of altered perception, the cat is king!

Director: John W. Yost | Stars: Jeremy Bartel, Geoff Marslett, Gideon Seaman, Katey Parker

14. The Man from Orlando (2012)

90 min | Comedy

6.0
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Orlando, a lifeguard in the summer and gangster in the winter, abandons his life of crime and returns to his hometown of Priddy, Texas. After getting in over his head with his Olympic ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Elrod | Stars: Jason Newman, Lee Eddy, Alan Metoskie, Chris Doubek

Votes: 62

15. Gretchen (I) (2006)

98 min | Comedy

5.6
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Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: Courtney Davis, John Merriman, Macon Blair, Becky Ann Baker

Votes: 242

16. Sexless (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Two twenty-something couples are entwined in a gut-wrenching and sex-crazed last month in Austin, Texas. Having made plans to leave town, they all seize fleeting opportunities and reexamine their relationships.

Director: Alex Holdridge | Stars: Alex Holdridge, Brian McGuire, Kelly Dealyn, Camille Chen

Votes: 127

17. Pictures of Superheroes (2012)

70 min | Comedy

6.7
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Marie, after being dumped and fired on the same day, takes a job cleaning up after an overworked businessman and the aggressively messy roommate he's forgotten about. A quirky and ... See full summary »

Director: Don Swaynos | Stars: Kerri Lendo, Shannon McCormick, John Merriman, Byron Brown

Votes: 58

18. Almost Heaven (2012)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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When his mother is released from a psychiatric hospital, Vincent's family decides to throw her a birthday party much to his dismay.

Director: Kevin Blosser | Stars: Chris Combs, Chris Doubek, Jennymarie Jemison, Scott Mason

19. Holy Hell (2009)

94 min | Comedy, Horror

6.6
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In a last ditch attempt to save a small financially strapped church, the parishioners decide to make a horror movie to raise the necessary funds. Despite a lack of knowledge, the film is ... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Antonio Ruiz | Stars: Ken Edwards, Ellie McBride, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Liz Fisher

Votes: 20

20. Roundball (2014)

100 min | Comedy

8.6
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Sam Jones eats too much ice cream, works in a cubicle, lost his fiance to another dude, and worst of all, is about to turn 30. In a moment of drunken clarity, he decides not to give up on ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Spear | Stars: James Teems, Starina Johnson, John Merriman, Shawn Kohne

Votes: 7

21. An Ordinary Family (2011)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Thomas is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation... with his boyfriend. Despite a well meaning attempt to surprise everyone, things ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Akel | Stars: Troy Schremmer, Greg Wise, Janelle Schremmer, Chad Anthony Miller

Votes: 100

22. My Name Is Buttons (2002)

80 min | Comedy

8.2
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When perpetually disgruntled twentysomething Hunter Reeves is fired from a chain bookstore, his best chance at regaining some semblance of financial security is by offering himself to ... See full summary »

Directors: Courtney Davis, John Merriman | Stars: John Merriman, Lowell Bartholomee, Jennifer Bryan, Courtney Davis

Votes: 29

23. The Outfit (2015)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A congressman is haunted by an outfit that won't go away.

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: AJ Bowen, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Gail Cronauer, Krishna Smitha

Votes: 11

24. Special Needs (2017)

4 min | Short, Comedy | Post-production

A mysterious visitor needs to come inside. His brother needs to use the bathroom.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: Sam Eidson, Byron Brown, John Merriman, Paul Gordon

26. Love Math (2005)

10 min | Short

7.9
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By way of couplings, coincidence and interconnections, a young man retraces the variables between his dream girl, an ex-girlfriend, a former football star, an amateur pornographer, two ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Carpenter Zambrana | Stars: Preston Jones, Alexis Celeste Elliott, Helen Browning, Andrew Rosas

Votes: 27

27. Blessed (2013 Video)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Kirk C. Johnson | Stars: Ashley Barnhill, Sam Eidson, Katie Folger, Erica Heidepriem

28. Thunder P (2015)

3 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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A visit by an I.T. specialist to fix a printer problem goes terribly wrong when a secret password must be revealed.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: John Merriman, Paul Gordon

29. The Chase (III) (2011)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Joe Nicolosi | Stars: Jason Newman, John Merriman, Deborah Abbott, Dan Eggleston

30. Avant Garde (2015)

4 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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A stranger comes to call with a shocking gift that he defends as 'avant garde' humor.

Stars: John Merriman, Paul Gordon

31. Lonelyland (2003)

15 min | Short

7.9
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A romantic comedy about depression. A 15 minute guide to dealing with anxiety. A love letter to all the misfits.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: John Merriman, Courtney Davis, Dan Murphy

Votes: 17

32. The Black Eye Symphony (2015)

20 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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Five comedy shorts about the horror of it all.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: John Merriman, Paul Gordon

33. Bird-Scorpion (2011 Video)

12 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

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Bird-Scorpion is about the struggle of Americans and how the wars and conflicts in other countries is brought to our doorstep. A thriller that takes two guys on the adventure of their lives... See full summary »

Director: Sam Eidson | Stars: Sam Eidson, Katie Graham, Kirk C. Johnson, Mike MacRae

34. Dead Celebrity Magazine (2012 Video)

Short, Comedy

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Directors: Byron Brown, Don Swaynos | Stars: Kirk C. Johnson, John Merriman

35. The Position (2015)

5 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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A interview for a mysterious position takes and bizarre demoralizing turn.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: John Merriman, Paul Gordon

36. Sounds Good (2013)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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A man struggles to hear exactly what his girlfriend is trying to tell him.

Directors: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman | Stars: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman

37. Vivaxa (2013 Video)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Bradley Jackson | Stars: Byron Brown, Mike MacRae, John Merriman, Asaf Ronen

38. The Ballad of Courtney & James (2001)

3 min | Short

8.6
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A woman-child's secret passion for Abraham Lincoln stands in the way of true love until a mysterious stranger changes everything.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: Courtney Davis, John Merriman

Votes: 9

39. The Rip-off Symphony (2016)

21 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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Four short dead-pan films about deception.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: Courtney Davis, John Merriman, Paul Gordon

40. A Day Without Roses (2012 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Julie and Tracey can't see eye to eye on whether Julie should tell Jim that she's with Tommy now. Tommy makes a surprise appearance, but when Jim shows up things really get out of hand.

Director: Sam Eidson | Stars: Byron Brown, Erica Heidepriem, Kirk C. Johnson, John Merriman

41. New Soul (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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What if, before you were born, you could pick your fate? Would you? Would you really? New Soul is a live-action/animated short about a new human soul, before it's born, sitting for an exit ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Fry | Stars: John Merriman, Larry Miller, Liz Waters

42. Sid Smith for Congress (2009)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Cranky but lovable 95-year-old Austin icon runs for US Congress against long odds. With only his family, his $43 budget, his catchy slogan, and unjustified optimism, he plans to shock the 10th Congressional District.

Director: Kelly Williams | Stars: Sid Smith, Russell Smith, Abigail Smith, Alexis Smith

43. In Defense of Definitions... (2006)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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Youth Minister Harry takes Tommy and Julie on a wild ride through avoidable misunderstandings to show them the importance of the words we use every day.

Director: Don Swaynos | Stars: T. Lynn Mikeska, Danny Strack, John Merriman

44. Sleep Study (2010)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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A woman takes part in a sleep study to determine why she is not sleeping well.

Directors: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman | Stars: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman, J. Kevin Smith

45. A Yeti in the City (2007)

90 min | Fantasy

5.0
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A Yeti in the City is a fantasy adventure comedy drama extravaganza like you have never seen. It is a poor man's grown up Muppet Movie for humanimals everywhere. It is a ... See full summary »

Director: T'Chaka Sikelianos | Stars: Matt Bearden, Michelle Biloon, Ishaq Clayton, Courtney Davis

Votes: 12

46. Modern Man (2012)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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Directors: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman | Stars: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman

47. Gretchen & the Night Danger (2004)

26 min | Drama, Short

8.4
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An awkward teenager wrestles with whether or not to let her boyfriend go up her shirt.

Directors: Stephen Collins, Steve Collins | Stars: Courtney Davis, John Merriman, Melinda Peinado, Catherine Matusow

Votes: 19

48. Theory, Fact, or Fiction? (2006)

12 min | Short, Comedy

9.0
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Tommy faces a dilemma as he must choose between his faith and a long standing, venerated scientific "theory".

Director: Tate English | Stars: Danny Strack, T. Lynn Mikeska, Curtis Luciani, Mike Bridgett

Votes: 6

49. The Hypocrite (2004)

6 min | Short

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Seeing hypocrisy in ourselves is as difficult as missing the forest because of the trees. "The Hypocrite" examines with light-hearted humor this very typical blind spot in us all.

Director: Steve Warren | Stars: Angela Gottschalk, John Merriman, Isabel Robinson, Roxanne Yates

50. Red Walker's Secret (2005)

Short

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Director: Nathan Christ | Stars: Weylin Sternglanz, Doyle Carter, John Merriman, Regina Yunker

51. Milton Is a Shitbag (2004)

4 min | Animation, Short

8.4
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Milton is a small orange kitty. He hates your guts.

Director: Courtney Davis | Stars: John Merriman, Courtney Davis, Michelle Biloon

Votes: 44

52. Neptune Calling! (2011)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Neptune prank calls the other planets.

Director: Poseidan | Star: John Merriman

53. J.P.B.F. (2012)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Steve Collins | Stars: Courtney Davis, John Merriman

54. Nobody (I) (2013)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Greg is trying to find love on the internet while still being true to himself.

Directors: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman | Stars: Kerri Lendo, John Merriman

55. Hidden America with Jonah Ray (2016– )
Episode: Austin: End of the Road (2016)

Comedy

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Jonah's last stop of the tour is Austin, Texas. His favorite city in the union. Jonah sees a different and unexpected side of the city's popular "Keep Austin Weird" mantra. But, this ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Allen Campbell, Adam Cayton-Holland, Barbara Chisholm, Ronnie Cook