Mumblecoreby frida-brude | created - 31 Aug 2013 | updated - 31 Aug 2013 | Public
<"Mumblecore" is a name used to describe extremely low-budget comedy-drama films, usually shot on digital video and set in the United States, that feature largely improvisational acting and often cast "non-actors." These movies generally utilize hand-held shots. A majority of these flicks focus on the romantic entanglements of white, heterosexual middle- to upper-middle-class twenty- and thirty-somethings, often with artistic sensibilities, from urban areas. Andrew Bujalski's 2002 film Funny Ha Ha is often considered the first film in this increasing pool of movies. The directors and actors most associated with the movement include Bujalski, Jay and Mark Duplass (The Duplass Brothers), Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg, Katie Aselton, Azazel Jacobs, Aaron Katz, Lena Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, and Ronald Bronstein. Following the relative success of the Duplass Brothers' Cyrus in 2010, along with attention paid to Hollywood films that were seemingly influenced by the mumblecore aesthetic (such as Noah Baumbach's Greenberg  and Sofia Coppola's Somewhere ), some critics have declared mumblecore "dead," or have referred to the post-2010 films in this milieu as "post-mumblecore." These films must also be thought of in the terms of an artistic community rather than as a "movement," as many of stars and directors of these films will appear in each other's work, collaborate with them, and promote each others' works.> -yerblues http://rateyourmusic.com/list/yerblues/a_guide_to_mumblecore_cinema__2002_2012/
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2. The Puffy Chair (2005)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.
Votes: 4,486 | Gross: $0.19M
4. Cyrus (I) (2010)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
John and Molly, a divorced middle aged man and a single mother meet at a friends party and start up a small relationship, all John has to do now is meet Molly's son... Cyrus
Votes: 31,825 | Gross: $7.46M
5. Uncle Kent (2011)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama
A pothead kid's show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest - a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette.
6. Funny Ha Ha (2002)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,092 | Gross: $0.08M
8. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.
Votes: 1,692 | Gross: $0.11M
10. Nights and Weekends (2008)
Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance
A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.
Votes: 1,066 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A father juggling his kids with the rest of his responsibilities is ultimately faced with the choice of being their father or their friend.
Votes: 932 | Gross: $0.02M
14. Bass Ackwards (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus.
15. Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
During the anniversary of a family tragedy, two sisters, one white, one black, spend the week at their famous father's summer home.
16. Art History (2011)
74 min | Drama
Sam (Joe Swanberg) has feelings for Juliette (Josephine Decker), the lead actress in a sexually explicit drama centered on a couple's one night stand. He must maintain a professional ... See full summary »
17. No Matter What (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama
When Joey's mom suddenly vanishes; he and his best friend Nick hit the road to find her. The teenage boys from poor; rural Florida embark on a life-changing quest.
20. Tiger Tail in Blue (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
Tiger Tail in Blue is about a young married couple, Christopher and Melody, that work opposite schedules to remain financially afloat as Chris bangs out his first novel while working nights... See full summary »
21. Dance Party, USA (2006)
65 min | Drama
Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.
22. Hamilton (I) (2006)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
Chronicles two summer days in the life of a young recent family: Lena, 17, and Joe, 20, two recent and accidental parents residing in a diverse suburban neighborhood in northeast Baltimore City.
23. The Hole Story (2005)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
An aspiring television producer cashes in his life savings to produce the pilot to a documentary television series, only to find himself in a battle with nature, reality, and his own internal demons. Hilarious and moving in equal measure.
24. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,478 | Gross: $0.02M
25. Quiet City (2007)
Unrated | 78 min | Drama
Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.
Votes: 1,336 | Gross: $0.02M
26. Baghead (2008)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,878 | Gross: $0.14M
27. Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Luke and Brie are on a first date, but the hazards of this term, and the incessant need for casualness keep their evening ebbing and flowing between flirtations and misunderstandings.
28. My Effortless Brilliance (2008)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama
An unfit urbanite author must confront nature & friendship when he travels to the Washington backwoods to restore the tattered remains of a broken friendship.
29. Present Company (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Leading very separate lives, Christy and her boyfriend Buddy live together in her parent's basement with their baby Mikey. As Christy, a waitress and aspiring writer, and Buddy, a plumber's... See full summary »
30. RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy
There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.
32. Creative Nonfiction (2009)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
College student Ella is completely focused on her ambiguously romantic relationship with her dorm-mate, Chris. She is so consumed by trying to understand his behavior that she's neglecting ... See full summary »
33. The Mountain, the River and the Road (2009)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama
Jeff is a failing post-college writer whose parents are finally kicking him out of the house. With this in mind, Jeff starts out on a road trip to Austin, TX with his friend, Tom; a final ... See full summary »
34. Uptown (2009)
Not Rated | 73 min | Drama
Ben has been single for a long time. For his part, he is a loner but as well a romantic: he enjoys the solitude of his simple being but appreciates intelligent and witty company just the ... See full summary »
35. Audrey the Trainwreck (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of two people caught in the routines of work and circles of friends. The days begin with an alarm and ends with the fading sound of a television. Ron Hogan, a 28 year old ATM ... See full summary »
37. Gabi on the Roof in July (2010)
Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.
38. Open Five (2010)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance
A blend of reality and fiction, "Open Five" follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick, Kentucker, a maker of "poor" films and what happens when two girls (Lucy and ... See full summary »
42. Your Sister's Sister (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Votes: 24,049 | Gross: $1.57M
45. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Votes: 58,952 | Gross: $4.24M
46. Marriage Material (2012)
55 min | Drama
Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend's 7-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children.
47. Drinking Buddies (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.
Votes: 51,612 | Gross: $0.34M
50. Red Flag (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance