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by GruesomeTwosome | created - 08 Sep 2017 | updated - 37 minutes ago | Public

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1. Rapture (1965)

104 min | Drama

Agnes, a lonely teenage girl, and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farm in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up the union.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Gozzi, Dean Stockwell, Gunnel Lindblom

Votes: 644

2. Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... (1993– )
Episode: US Go Home (1994)

58 min | Drama

In the sixties, in a suburb near Paris, Martine wants to lose her virginity.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Alice Houri, Jessica Tharaud, Grégoire Colin, Martine Gautier

Votes: 470

3. Grim (1985)

7 min | Short

A sensuous ghost haunts a flat in this unusual ode to plain, generic areas.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 154

4. Tokyo Tribe (2014)

R | 116 min | Action, Musical

58 Metascore

In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Young Dais, Nana Seino, Shunsuke Daitô

Votes: 2,768

5. Show Me a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes office in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white, middle class side of the town.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carla Quevedo, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul

Votes: 8,388

6. Björk: Hyperballad (1996 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Video promo for Björk: Hyperballad.

Director: Michel Gondry | Star: Björk

Votes: 105

7. Light Is Calling (2004)

8 min | Short

A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Eddie Phillips, Lola Todd

Votes: 371

8. Fugue (1999)

7 min | Animation, Short

A visual art work that borrows the principles of fugue from music. A man, his dreams, a hotel room...

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 234

9. Thunder (1982)

5 min | Short

A woman's face disappearing behind, and emerging from, a pair of hands. Flashing lights. An empty building full of dark hallways.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 258

10. Plastic Bag (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Werner Herzog, Barbara Weetman

Votes: 1,073

11. Girl Walk: All Day (2011 Video)

75 min | Music

Follows a day in the life of the Girl as she dances her way through New York to Girl Talk's "All Day".

Director: Jacob Krupnick | Stars: Anne Marsen, Dai Omiya, John Doyle

Votes: 316

12. Quest (1984)

30 min | Short, Sci-Fi

On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the ... See full summary »

Directors: Elaine Bass, Saul Bass | Stars: John Abbott, Noah Hathaway, David Comfort, Michael Mancini

Votes: 179

13. Los Muertos (2004)

78 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Vargas, a 54 year old man, gets out of jail in the prvince of Corrientes, Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter, who lives in a swampy and remote area. To get ... See full summary »

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Argentino Vargas, Francisco Dornez, Yolanda Galarza, Víctor Varela

Votes: 988

14. Liverpool (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

A merchant sailor returns to his home in Tierra del Fuego after spending most of his life at sea.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Juan Fernández, Nieves Cabrera, Giselle Irrazabal

Votes: 942

15. Odd Obsession (1959)

107 min | Drama

A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Ganjirô Nakamura, Junko Kanô, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 664

16. Take Care of My Cat (2001)

112 min | Drama

69 Metascore

In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school. When one of the group, upwardly-mobile Hae-ju, moves to Seoul, ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-eun Jeong | Stars: Doona Bae, Yo-won Lee, Ji-young Ok, Eung-sil Lee

Votes: 2,131 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Guilty of Romance (2011)

144 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

56 Metascore

A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kazuya Kojima

Votes: 3,894

18. Fear X (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Thriller

61 Metascore

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Eric McIntyre, William Allen Young

Votes: 6,351

19. The Exquisite Corpus (2015)

18 min | Documentary, Short

A sunbathing woman has a phantasmagoric vision of ecstasy, derived from various found footage sources.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Votes: 264

20. Ghost (1984)

5 min | Short, Horror

Haunting light and haunted spaces, otherworldly movement and abstracted time. A ghost visits an apartment complex.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 328

21. Björk: All Is Full of Love (1999 Video)

4 min | Short, Drama, Music

The accompanying music video for the single was directed by Chris Cunningham and depicts the assembling of a robot with Björk's features, and her passionately kissing another robot in front of an ethereal and sterile backdrop.

Director: Chris Cunningham | Star: Björk

Votes: 231

22. Traumnovelle (1969 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

Thoughts and psychological transformations of Doctor Fridolin over a two-day period after his wife confesses having had sexual fantasies involving another man. In this short time, he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Glück | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Erika Pluhar, Helga Papouschek, Gertrud Kückelmann

Votes: 56

23. Nine Inch Nails: Broken (1993 Video)

20 min | Short, Music

Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being ... See full summary »

Directors: Serge Becker, Peter Christopherson, Eric Goode, Jon Reiss | Stars: Trent Reznor, James Duval, Bob Flanagan, Nine Inch Nails

Votes: 923

24. Björk: Human Behaviour (1993 Video)

4 min | Short, Fantasy, Music

Music video for Björk's song Human Behaviour. A woman in a cabin in the woods, a hunter, a bear, a moth and other forest creatures' lives intersect in surreal and unpredictable ways.

Director: Michel Gondry | Star: Björk

Votes: 151

25. Papillon d'amour (2004)

3 min | Short

By subjecting fragments from the Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon to a mirror effect, Provost creates a hallucinatory scene of a woman's reverse chrysalis into an imploding butterfly. This ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Provost

Votes: 151

26. Lenny Cooke (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

Professional sports is known as a true meritocracy, a field in which the cream really does rise to the top, as there's simply too much money at stake to operate in any other fashion. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Star: Lenny Cooke

Votes: 350

28. Spacy (1981)

10 min | Short

Set of rapid telescopic images of a gym, in fast forward, traveling through itself, space and time.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 237

29. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Woody Allen, Agustín Almodóvar, Julie Andrews

Votes: 2,073

30. Winter Sleepers (1997)

122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

68 Metascore

Setting in a small mountain town, a man, looking for revenge because of his daughter's accidentally killing, mistakenly track out a young couple, troubling with their ordinary life problems.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

Votes: 4,188 | Gross: $0.32M

31. Snakes and Ladders (1980 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Mystery

A man awakens to find himself immersed in a real-life scenario of a board game with an ever expanding cartography.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Pascal Bonitzer, Jean-Loup Rivière

Votes: 121

32. The World of Kanako (2014)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu

Votes: 3,762 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Railway Station (1995)

14 min | Documentary, Short

An emotionless and offish portrait of the Warsaw Central Railway Station, a flagship development of PZPR in the seventies.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Votes: 434

34. Le coup du berger (1956)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

When an unfaithful wife receives a fur coat from her lover as a gift, they must figure out a way to keep the husband from discovering the coat's true origins.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Virginie Vitry, Anne Doat, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 693

35. Chronos (1985)

Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary, Short

Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 2,946

36. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Feeling My Way (1997)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Jonathan Hodgson

Votes: 28

38. Here There Be Tygers (1989)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Set in the future, a rocket ship from Earth travels to a far universe and touches down on an unknown planet with a mission to exploit its natural resources. However, this is planet is like no other, it seems to be alive.

Director: Vladimir Samsonov | Stars: Aleksey Borzunov, Vsevolod Larionov, Yuriy Puzyryov, Rogvold Sukhoverko

Votes: 99

39. Evidence (1995)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A haunting look at children watching television.

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 378

40. Dead Times (1965)

10 min | Animation, Short

What is man ? Man makes war, man kills man, man hunts, man is executed. A montage mixing original drawings by Topor, original shots and stock shots that ironically analyze what man is.

Director: René Laloux | Star: Roland Dubillard

Votes: 568

41. Chemin faisant (2012)

5 min | Animation, Short

Through paintings that operate on similar principles to those of nested Russian dolls, we follow the spiralling train of thought of a peregrine, a solitary stroller.

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 37

42. Breakaway (1966)

5 min | Short, Music

Bruce Conner's 1966 dazzling dance short, "Breakaway", a film poem marrying the rhythm of the editing, movement of the body and the camera to a beautiful effect.

Director: Bruce Conner | Star: Toni Basil

Votes: 316

43. Someone's Gaze (2013)

7 min | Animation, Short

A futuristic story about a newly independent female and her maturation into independence. The narrator details the effect her development is having on her relationship with her father.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Fumi Hirano, Satomi Hanamura, Shinji Ogawa, Rina Endô

Votes: 1,160

44. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime

85 Metascore

Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Barney Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

Votes: 2,432

45. Recreation (1914)

Not Rated | 7 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie is walking in the park. A girl leaves a seaman on one bench and joins Charlie on another. The seaman wakes up. He and Charlie stage a brick fight. Policemen get hit and arrest both ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Charles Bennett, Helen Carruthers, Edwin Frazee

Votes: 850

47. To Die by Your Side (2011)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Short love story with several literature referentes.

Directors: Simon Cahn, Spike Jonze | Stars: Pierre Le-Tan, Soko, Spike Jonze

Votes: 564

48. Die Nashörner (1964)

10 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Jan Lenica

Votes: 79