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1. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)

288 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer

Votes: 564

2. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Toutes les histoires (1989)

51 min | Documentary

An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 864

4. Guernica (1951)

13 min | Documentary, Short

On April 26 1937 the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Two thousand people, all civilians, got killed. Like millions all over the world, Pablo... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hessens, Alain Resnais | Stars: María Casares, Jacques Pruvost

Votes: 795

5. The Inextinguishable Fire (1969)

25 min | War, Short

Short film which explores the origins of napalm, it's use in the Vietnam war, and it's evil effects on society.

Director: Harun Farocki | Stars: Gerd Volker Bussäus, Harun Farocki, Caroline Gremm, Hanspeter Krüger

Votes: 229

6. Notre musique (2004)

80 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Rony Kramer, Simon Eine

Votes: 2,586 | Gross: $0.14M

7. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,594

8. Dear Phone (1976)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short

A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones. These are interspersed with artistic shots of telephone boxes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Peter Greenaway

Votes: 567

9. Éloge de l'amour (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

62 Metascore

In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny

Votes: 2,466 | Gross: $0.25M

10. Digital (2005)

7 min | Documentary, Short

Add a Plot

Director: León Siminiani | Star: Charity Bustamante

Votes: 18

11. Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)

Not Rated | 177 min | Documentary

A chronogical about life including self, family, friend, couple and idol in 6 reels

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Timothy Leary, Ed Emshwiller, Franz Fuenstler, Jack Smith

Votes: 405

12. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

A film diary divided into three episodes. The first part reflects Jonas Mekas of his time as emigrant in 50th century New York, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Ken Jacobs

Votes: 485

13. Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989)

75 min | Documentary, War

Documentary examines the 'blind spot' of the evaluators of aerial footage of the IG Farben industrial plant taken by the Americans in 1944.

Director: Harun Farocki | Stars: Ulrike Grote, Harun Farocki

Votes: 202

14. Tarnation (2003)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life.

Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis

Votes: 5,962 | Gross: $0.59M

15. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 24,300

16. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

240 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Laurence Cuvillier, Davos Hanich, François Maspero, Yves Montand

Votes: 759

19. JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre (1994)

62 min | Documentary, Drama

Director Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this movie about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Geneviève Pasquier, Denis Jadót, Brigitte Bastien

Votes: 608

20. Level Five (1997)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Romance, War

87 Metascore

The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, Nagisa Ôshima, Ju'nishi Ushiyama

Votes: 575 | Gross: $0.02M

22. No Home Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Chantal Akerman films her mother, an old woman of Polish origin who is short lifetime, in her apartment in Brussels. For two hours, we will see them eating, chatting and sharing memories, ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman, Sylvaine Akerman

Votes: 490 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Koumiko Mystery (1965)

54 min | Documentary

While filming the Olympics, a filmmaker encounters a Japanese girl. Manchurian born and French educated, she's an intriguing anomaly. He films her around Tokyo, as she speaks of Japan, being Japanese and her unique perspective on life.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Chris Marker, Koumiko Muraoka

Votes: 465

24. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Episode: Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000)

55 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary made prior to the death of filmmaker Andrei Arsenevitch (Tarkovsky) and showing him working on his final film, this record was made at Arsenevitch's request to stand as a ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Andrei Tarkovsky, Marina Vlady, Eva Mattes, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 448

25. Filming 'Othello' (1978)

84 min | Documentary

Essay film shot for TV including Orson Welles reflections on Othello close to the Moviola, a chat with Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and fragments of a conversation with the audience in Boston after a screening of the film.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote, Hilton Edwards

Votes: 284

26. Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972)

52 min | Documentary

Letter to Jane (1972) is a postscript film to Tout va bien directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin and made under the auspices of the Dziga Vertov Group. Narrated in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Marlon Brando, Moshe Dayan, James Dean, Maria Falconetti

Votes: 355

27. Les Carabiniers (1963)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, War

During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Patrice Moullet, Marino Masé, Geneviève Galéa, Catherine Ribeiro

Votes: 2,525

28. Lightning Over Water (1980)

91 min | Documentary

Director Nicholas Ray is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film Hammett (1982) in Hollywood, but flies to New York to ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders | Stars: Gerry Bamman, Ronee Blakley, Pierre Cottrell, Stefan Czapsky

Votes: 1,046

29. Remembrance of Things to Come (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 42 min | Documentary, Short

Through photos made by the French photographer Denise Bellon, a personnal history of France.

Directors: Yannick Bellon, Chris Marker | Star: Pierre Arditi

Votes: 195

30. Pravda (1970)

58 min | Documentary

Co-directed by Godard with the Dziga Vertov group in 1969, 'Pravda' is a direct attack to revisionism and socialist imperialism. With his usual heterogeneous collage of images taken from ... See full summary »

Directors: Groupe Dziga Vertov, Paul Burron, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Henri Roger | Stars: Vera Chytilová, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 187

31. See You at Mao (1970)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

Filmed in the UK in 1969, this documentary by Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group represents an analysis of production and the status of women in capitalist society and a speculation about ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Henri Roger

Votes: 329

32. Un film comme les autres (1968)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Workers on a car factory argue with revolutionary students.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 194

33. Mapa (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

This is the story of a young Spanish director burned out by his job on TV, who went to India in search of his first feature film only to discover that the real search was not for him in ... See full summary »

Director: León Siminiani | Star: León Siminiani

Votes: 189

34. The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)

Unrated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

69 Metascore

Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious, where the memories of the childhood - featured memories by the lived reality in... See full summary »

Directors: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata | Stars: Lydie Barbara, João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, Cindy Scrash

Votes: 375

35. Portrait of Jason (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

Black gay prostitute Jason Holliday is rigorously interviewed on his story and character, revealing nuanced truths about life and art.

Director: Shirley Clarke | Stars: Jason Holliday, Shirley Clarke, Carl Lee

Votes: 630