Matthew Film Guy Recommendations on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

by Langdon-Boom | created - 25 Jul 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

As many of the films that I've recommended as "Matthew Film Guy" to Sam Seder and his audience on The Majority Report podcast (Majority.fm) as I could collect - might be incomplete, but its pretty close if not.

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1. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 66,661

2. Life of Crime 2 (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

The chance to show redemption, even if that chance was slim, was enough to send Alpert back to the streets of Newark for "Life of Crime 2".

Director: Jon Alpert | Stars: Deliris, Freddy, Robert

Votes: 97

3. One Year in a Life of Crime (1989 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary maker Jon Alpert follows three petty criminals in Newark. Filmed by a hidden camera, the three are stealing, using drugs, getting caught and convicted.

Director: Jon Alpert | Stars: Freddy, Michael Jandreau, Robert

Votes: 115

4. Joe (1970)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

Two men, Bill, a wealthy conservative, and Joe, a far-right bartender, form a dangerous bond after Bill confesses to murdering his daughter's drug dealer boyfriend to Joe.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon, Patrick McDermott

Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $19.32M

5. Wanda (1970)

GP | 102 min | Crime, Drama

Wanda, a lonely housewife, drifts through mining country until she meets a petty thief who takes her in.

Director: Barbara Loden | Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes, Peter Shupenes

Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello

Votes: 5,025 | Gross: $29.20M

7. Seven Beauties (1975)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Elena Fiore

Votes: 4,202 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 9,103 | Gross: $0.23M

9. The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)

69 min | Drama, History, War

A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean

Votes: 1,216

10. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 2,613

11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 7,617

12. Passe ton bac d'abord... (1978)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Romance

A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Sabine Haudepin, Philippe Marlaud, Annick Alane, Michel Caron

Votes: 534

I'm pretty big on Maurice Pialat

13. Such Good Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

Votes: 420

pseudonymously written by elaine may

14. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 17,358

15. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 5,423

16. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Milena Dravic, Ivica Vidovic, Jagoda Kaloper, Tuli Kupferberg

Votes: 3,952

17. The Century of the Self (2002– )

235 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 4,071

18. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 615,575 | Gross: $28.26M

19. L'Argent (1983)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

95 Metascore

A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Christian Patey, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Vincent Risterucci

Votes: 6,797

20. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine

Votes: 526,484 | Gross: $128.26M

21. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Abigail's Party (1977)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

Beverly has invited her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour, Sue, because Sue's fifteen year-old daughter, Abigail, was holding a ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse

Votes: 1,628

22. Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 33,038 | Gross: $0.14M

23. Saul fia (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

89 Metascore

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 37,311 | Gross: $1.78M

24. Out of the Blue (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

Votes: 1,942

25. Under the Skin (I) (2013)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell

Votes: 109,151 | Gross: $2.61M

26. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Firm (1989)

70 min | Drama

This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, Andrew Wilde

Votes: 2,805

27. The Show About the Show (2017)

99 min | Comedy

Independent Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi is trying to make a television show. He persuades BRIC TV, a Brooklyn non-profit Arts organization, to finance a television show whose premise is that ... See full summary »

Director: Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Kayvon Afshari, Betsy Aidem, Ruqayyah Albaari, Khaled Alsbaai

Votes: 16

28. À Nos Amours (1983)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

An erratic young woman's family desperately tries to prevent her increasingly erotic ways.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent, Dominique Besnehard

Votes: 4,531

29. News from Home (1977)

85 min | Documentary

Impersonal but beautiful images of Akerman's life in New York are combined with letters from her loving but manipulative mother, read by Akerman herself.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Star: Chantal Akerman

Votes: 988

30. Mondo New York (1988)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A young woman wanders around New York City and stumbles across a number of strange characters and settings that represent the "underground" areas of the city. She sees stand up comedy in ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Keith | Stars: Joseph Arias, Rick Aviles, Charlie Barnett, Joe Coleman

Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.19M

31. 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: 713

32. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)
Episode: The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968)

105 min | Drama

Set in a future when the world is dominated and run by television, where language has become almost redundant and all "tensions" - love, war, hate, loyalty - have been removed. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Suzanne Neve, Tony Vogel, Brian Cox

Votes: 129

33. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

76 Metascore

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

Votes: 7,530 | Gross: $0.22M

34. Wild Canaries (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A Brooklyn couple suspects foul play when their rent controlled neighbor suddenly drops dead.

Director: Lawrence Michael Levine | Stars: Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alia Shawkat, Annie Parisse

Votes: 399

35. The Return to Homs (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

85 Metascore

A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.

Director: Talal Derki | Star: Abdul Basset Saroot

Votes: 921

36. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 69,991 | Gross: $2.38M

37. Ishtar (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin

Votes: 9,459 | Gross: $14.38M

38. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 23,665

39. Street of Shame (1956)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 3,034

40. Junebug (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.

Director: Phil Morrison | Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, David Kuhn, Alicia Van Couvering

Votes: 20,523 | Gross: $2.68M

41. Computer Chess (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester

Votes: 3,962 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Ice (1970)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Robert Kramer, Leo Braudy, Tom Griffin, Paul McIsaac

Votes: 185

43. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 992,850 | Gross: $116.90M

44. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 86,966 | Gross: $37.71M

45. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,477 | Gross: $17.79M

46. Who's the Caboose? (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Seder | Stars: Alex Ferrer, Sarah Silverman, Sam Seder, Eric Slovin

Votes: 223

47. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 123,383 | Gross: $14.12M

48. It Felt Like Love (2013)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Gina Piersanti, Jesse Cordasco, Giovanna Salimeni, Nugget

Votes: 1,963 | Gross: $0.03M

49. The Devil, Probably (1977)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama