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1. The Smell of Us (2014)

92 min | Drama

A story centered around a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Lukas Ionesco, Diane Rouxel, Théo Cholbi, Hugo Behar-Thinières

Votes: 1,127

2. Slippery Slope (2006)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

A cash strapped feminist filmmaker secretly takes a job directing a porn film in order to get her thesis film, "Feminism For Dummies" out of the lab. Soon, her own slumbering sexuality is ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Schenck | Stars: Kelly Hutchinson, Jim True-Frost, Laila Robins, Wes Ramsey

Votes: 171

3. Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Six queer teenagers struggle to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill

Votes: 2,339 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Mod Fuck Explosion (1994)

67 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

West Side Story meets Rumble in the Bronx meets A Clockwork Orange. Bizarre tale of London, a lonely teen yearning for affection and a leather jacket who lives in a dysfunctional family ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Moritsugu | Stars: Amy Davis, Desi del Valle, Bonnie Steiger, Jacques Boyreau

Votes: 355

5. Scumrock (2002)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

A pretentious underground filmmaker struggles with his masterpiece while a scuzzy punkoid chick tries to keep her band from fading into obscurity.

Director: Jon Moritsugu | Stars: Courtney Stephens, Victor of Aquitaine, Craig Baldwin, Matt Bonar

Votes: 66

6. The Violent Kind (2010)

R | 85 min | Horror

One night at a secluded farmhouse deep in the Northern California woods, a small group of hardened young bikers and their girlfriends are tormented when one of the girls becomes savagely ... See full summary »

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Cory Knauf, Taylor Cole, Bret Roberts, Christina McDowell

Votes: 1,634

7. Failing Better Now (2010)

R | Comedy

A coming-of-age-at-thirty, offbeat comedy about a flaky writer who loses her sister's cat and falls for the aspiring rockstar who joins her on a wild search in the East Village

Director: Keren Atzmon | Stars: Justin Allen, Gavin Bellour, Lindsay Burdge, Mauricio Bustamante

Votes: 56

8. Heart Beat (1980)

R | 110 min | Drama

The life and friendship between the icons of the Beat Generation - Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady and Jack Kerouac.

Director: John Byrum | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey

Votes: 539

9. On Holiday (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

A young man named Peyton moves to L.A. with his girlfriend. Over the course of 3 years and 6 parties, Peyton finds himself in a world of drugs,sex,and electronic blues music. Now what?

Director: Brian McGuire | Stars: Whitmer Thomas, Jennifer June Ross, Tipper Newton, Jason Bogart

Votes: 46

10. The End of Love (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

56 Metascore

When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.

Director: Mark Webber | Stars: Mark Webber, Alia Shawkat, Shannyn Sossamon, Isaac Love

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Sonny (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.

Director: Nicolas Cage | Stars: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 3,785 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 282,575 | Gross: $45.51M

13. Redlands (2014)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

The lives of three residents of Redlands, California -- a middle-aged glamour photographer named Allan, his nude model Vienna, and her indie-musician boyfriend Zack -- intersect and ultimately collide in this claustrophobic adult drama.

Director: John Brian King | Stars: Nicole Arianna Fox, Clifford Morts, Sam Brittan, Melissa Johnston

Votes: 108

14. The Toy Soldiers (2014)

R | 143 min | Drama

On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five lives will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors.

Director: Erik Peter Carlson | Stars: Najarra Townsend, Constance Brenneman, Chandler Rylko, Jeanette May Steiner

Votes: 496

15. Green (2011)

Unrated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

A New Yorker moves to the country with her boyfriend, where her new friendship causes a problem as her partner also takes an interest in the woman.

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Louis Cancelmi

Votes: 229

16. Actually, Adieu My Love (2008)


It is a cold winter in the beautiful city of Chicago. The streets are filled with people, laughing,, crying, kissing, begging for food. Here, the stories of three young women form different... See full summary »

Director: Minji Kang | Stars: Lindsay Burdge, Kasey Marr, Cassandra Rose, Henry Garrett

Votes: 25

17. Cold Souls (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun, Armand Schultz

Votes: 9,122 | Gross: $0.90M

18. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 445,225 | Gross: $25.57M

19. Magic Magic (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 8,608

20. Wonderland (1999)

R | 108 min | Drama

71 Metascore

There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Ian Hart

Votes: 3,752 | Gross: $0.41M

21. Rave (2000)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Kids go to a rave and not all of them make it home the next day.

Director: Ron Krauss | Stars: Douglas Spain, Aimee Graham, Nicholle Tom, Dante Basco

Votes: 136

23. Bagland (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A story of young love and early life choices.

Director: Anders Gustafsson | Stars: Stephanie Leon, Nicolas Dufour, Christopher Læssø, Sofie Helqvist

Votes: 464

24. Women of Tibet: The Buddha's Wife

Documentary | Post-production

Women of Tibet: The Buddha's Wife explores the radical changes women and men experience on the quest to become fully realized human beings. Forced by the demands of modern living we delve ... See full summary »

Director: Rosemary Rawcliffe | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Lhamo Khandro Tseringma, Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Lhamo Yudronma

25. Happy Life (2011)

73 min | Comedy

45 Metascore

New York Tunez, an all techno record store, is going under. The owner, Keith, a down and out trance DJ, struggles to cope with the changing cultural climate. In a final effort to save the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael M. Bilandic | Stars: Tom McCaffrey, Amanda Salane, Gilles Decamps, Matt Pinfield

Votes: 14

26. Naked Angel (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A man who wants to let go of life [Duval] falls in love with an angel who longs to be human [Watkins] and is inspired to live again.

Director: Christina Morales Hemenway | Stars: James Duval, Cameron Watkins, Debra Wilson, Kelly Perine

Votes: 28

27. 9 Full Moons (2013)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

Frankie is an emotional train wreck, careening around the East Los Angeles music scene drinking and getting lost with strangers. Lev is a taciturn and tormented soul. He drives a limo and ... See full summary »

Director: Tomer Almagor | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Bret Roberts, Donal Logue, Foster Timms

Votes: 274

28. Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.

Director: Alexandre Rockwell | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Mark Boone Junior, Todd Barry, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 1,047 | Gross: $0.01M

29. 2:37 (2006)

91 min | Drama

At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.

Director: Murali K. Thalluri | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Sam Harris, Charles Baird

Votes: 6,665

30. Higher (TV Movie)

Comedy, Music | Announced

A comedy set in the world of electronic music.

31. The Lie (I) (2011)

R | 80 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

Director: Joshua Leonard | Stars: Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler, Kelli Garner, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 575

32. Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 3,286

33. Clutter (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A family must de-clutter or lose their home.

Director: Diane Crespo | Stars: Kathy Najimy, Natasha Lyonne, Carol Kane, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 108

34. The Big Ask (2013)

TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

Directors: Thomas Beatty, Rebecca Fishman | Stars: Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey

Votes: 544

35. Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Music

54 Metascore

A singer-songwriter hits the road with a self-appointed music revolutionary.

Director: Ryan O'Nan | Stars: Ryan O'Nan, Michael Weston, Arielle Kebbel, Andrew McCarthy

Votes: 466 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 79,706 | Gross: $8.11M

37. See You Next Tuesday (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

An odd pregnant girl disrupts the lives of her campy recovering alcoholic mother and crude gay sister during a nervous break-down.

Director: Drew Tobia | Stars: Eleanore Pienta, Dana Eskelson, Molly Plunk, Keisha Zollar

Votes: 142

38. Detonator (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

51 Metascore

Sully fights to hold on to his family when a toxic friend resurfaces. In this gritty thriller, Sully, former frontman of a once prominent punk band, anxiously trudges toward a new world in ... See full summary »

Directors: Damon Maulucci, Keir Politz | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Ben Fine, Robert Longstreet, Taylor Brink

Votes: 35

39. Proxy (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

The life of three parents who have all shared the loss of a child. Motives are not what they seem and sanity is in short supply in this thriller.

Director: Zack Parker | Stars: Joe Swanberg, Kristina Klebe, Alexa Havins, Alexia Rasmussen

Votes: 3,521

40. Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

66 Metascore

There are places you go, where the things you do will matter to a lot of people. Then there are places you will go, where the things you will do matter only to a very few. But to those few, they will matter - a lot.

Director: Josephine Decker | Stars: Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet, Kristin Slaysman

Votes: 396

41. Be Good (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Paul - a workaholic independent filmmaker - takes charge of his sleepless baby, Pearl, when his wife, Mary, returns to work. He is slowly driven crazy by his inability to work and becomes the jerk he thought he'd never be.

Director: Todd Looby | Stars: Paul Gordon, Kathryn Henderson, Quentin Hirsley, Jim Jacob

Votes: 20

42. Lucky Them (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,718 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Upstream Color (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig

Votes: 27,697 | Gross: $0.44M

44. Small Pond (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Drama

A ne'er-do-well Shakespeare's Pizza employee explores the underbelly of downtown Columbia, Missouri.

Director: Josh Slates | Stars: Hari Leigh, Susan Burke, Amy Seimetz, Josh Fadem

Votes: 48

45. Good Night (I) (2013)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

Leigh's 29th birthday party takes a sudden turn when she announces that the evening may be the last time her friends see her alive. A night of questions, coping and debauchery immediately follow.

Director: Sean H.A. Gallagher | Stars: Adriene Mishler, Jonny Mars, Samantha Thomson, Parisa Fakhri

Votes: 142

46. 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.

Director: Linas Phillips | Stars: Linas Phillips, Davie-Blue, Sebastien Scandiuzzi, Jim Fletcher

Votes: 311

47. Ping Pong Summer (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.

Director: Michael Tully | Stars: Marcello Conte, Judah Friedlander, Amy Sedaris, Lea Thompson

Votes: 2,502 | Gross: $0.03M

48. Austin High (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

In this hilarious and sexy stoner adventure, the blazed students and faculty of Austin's Ladybird High attempt to shake off their slacker demons to stand up for their lifestyle and the eccentric city they love.

Director: Alan Deutsch | Stars: Michael S. Wilson, Melinda Cohen, Brently Heilbron, Bill Wise

Votes: 338

49. Circle the Wagen (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

Circle The Wagen is a feature-length buddy/road-trip/docu-dramedy that follows Dave, an idealistic adventurer and automotive ne'er-do-well, and his convivial co-pilot Charlie on their ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Steven Green | Stars: Dave Torstenson, Charlie Pecoraro, Pete Sottnik, Greg Triebel

Votes: 68

50. Soft in the Head (2013)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

"Thrown out of her New York City apartment, Natalia, a 25-year-old hot mess, relies on the kindness of friends and strangers. Seemingly unaware of the havoc she wreaks, she skips from one ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Silver | Stars: Theodore Bouloukos, Sheila Etxeberría, Mark Gotbaum, Moshe Kessler

Votes: 87

51. Hellaware (2013)

73 min | Comedy