With Killer Films (Sorted by Year Ascending)



1. Poison (1991)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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67 Metascore

A boy shoots his father and flies out the window. A man falls in love with a fellow inmate in prison. A doctor accidentally ingests his experimental sex serum, wreaking havoc on the community.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 4,355 | Gross: $0.61M

2. Swoon (1992)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby

Votes: 1,745 | Gross: $0.34M

3. Go Fish (1994)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A romantic tale about finding a soulmate. The only difference here is that both partners are women...in Chicago's lesbian community.

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez

Votes: 2,124 | Gross: $2.41M

4. Kids (1995)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson

Votes: 76,834 | Gross: $7.42M

5. Safe (1995)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess

Votes: 14,592 | Gross: $0.51M

6. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,633 | Gross: $0.62M

7. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

This is the story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce. After many times of ignoring her, Valerie shot him.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 6,705 | Gross: $1.81M

8. Bad Bosses Go to Hell (1997)

6 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Five intertwined interviews for an administrative assistant position go very badly for both sides.

Director: Erin Cramer | Stars: James Bulleit, David Rakoff, Becky Ann Baker, Gene Nesmith

Votes: 115

9. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 35,135 | Gross: $1.05M

10. Dark Harbor (1998)

R | 96 min | Thriller, Drama

6.1
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A couple, trying to get the last ferry to their island, help a young drifter out of the rain with a ride. They later meet him again and invite him home. The much younger wife spends time with the drifter. Twists follow.

Director: Adam Coleman Howard | Stars: Alan Rickman, Polly Walker, Norman Reedus, Janet Mecca

Votes: 2,594

11. I'm Losing You (1998)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.2
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Nearing his 60th birthday, a movie producer discovers that he may have less than a year to live as a result of inoperable cancer. The effects of his disease take the toll on him and his ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Wagner | Stars: Frank Langella, Daniel von Bargen, Rosanna Arquette, Andrew McCarthy

Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Happiness (1998)

NC-17 | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Votes: 69,064 | Gross: $2.81M

13. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 96,067 | Gross: $11.53M

14. Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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32 Metascore

A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, Vincent Kartheiser

Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Chelsea Walls (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

5.0
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34 Metascore

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bianca Hunter, Kevin Corrigan

Votes: 2,118 | Gross: $0.06M

16. Women in Film (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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Three women in Hollywood talk to the camera one summer (with a coda six months later). Sara is a casting director; her soliloquies are addressed to Samson (her blind infant son) and to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Wagner | Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Portia de Rossi, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Camren Tyler Geyen

Votes: 259

17. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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85 Metascore

A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 34,918 | Gross: $3.03M

18. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Votes: 17,607 | Gross: $0.91M

19. Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke, Mark Woodbury, Michael Kaycheck

Votes: 6,524 | Gross: $0.17M

20. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 10,702 | Gross: $0.52M

21. The Safety of Objects (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

Meet four neighboring, suburban families, each with their own problems.

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Kay Place, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 4,247 | Gross: $0.32M

22. One Hour Photo (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

A mentally unstable photo developer targets an upper middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith

Votes: 120,689 | Gross: $31.60M

23. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a flustered housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 45,843 | Gross: $15.85M

24. Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003 Video)

87 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary on the making of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001).

Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Peter Askin, Ashley Bachner, Stephen Bachner, Kevin Cahoon

Votes: 220

25. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 15,880 | Gross: $0.73M

26. The Company (2003)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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73 Metascore

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Neve Campbell, James Franco, Malcolm McDowell, Barbara E. Robertson

Votes: 6,553 | Gross: $2.28M

27. Wonderland (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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43 Metascore

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Director: James Cox | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

Votes: 22,038 | Gross: $1.06M

28. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 5,872 | Gross: $1.63M

29. A Home at the End of the World (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 13,500 | Gross: $1.03M

30. A Dirty Shame (2004)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy

5.1
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56 Metascore

An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 12,768 | Gross: $1.34M

31. Mrs. Harris (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 94 min | Drama

6.0
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Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.

Director: Phyllis Nagy | Stars: Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman, Lawrence O'Donnell

Votes: 1,490

32. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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64 Metascore

The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation because of her risqué bondage photos.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris

Votes: 10,904 | Gross: $1.41M

33. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 17,039 | Gross: $1.15M

34. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 58,214 | Gross: $4.02M

35. Savage Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.8
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51 Metascore

A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

Votes: 11,236 | Gross: $0.43M

36. Then She Found Me (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

April, 39, wants a baby but her husband leaves her. When her adoptive mother dies, she's contacted by her bio mom, a TV talk show host. April starts seeing the divorced dad of one of her students at school.

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 9,889 | Gross: $3.74M

37. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Elliot Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 34,171

38. This American Life (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary

8.4
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An anthology of true stories pertaining to various themes are illustrated.

Stars: Ira Glass, Milo Finch, Chris Partyka, G.J. Echternkamp

Votes: 612

39. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Reality Check (2007)

TV-PG | 29 min | Documentary

7.6
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Three stories of people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by unpleasant outcomes.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Stars: Milo Finch, Chris Partyka, Ira Glass, Mark Westhusin

Votes: 27

40. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: My Way (2007)

TV-14 | 28 min | Documentary

7.4
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Four segments that explore the cost of stubbornness, including a man who refuses to acknowledge some important events in his wife's life; a politician who attempts to win an election without ever lying.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 22

41. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: God's Close-up (2007)

TV-PG | 29 min | Documentary

6.8
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Stories where the faithful and the not-so-faithful cross paths, and where unexpected things happen when people try to get closer to God through pictures: hundreds of Polaroid camera-toting ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 23

42. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: The Cameraman (2007)

TV-14 | 29 min | Documentary

7.7
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This episode is devoted to a single story by way of G.J. Echternkamp. G.J. spent years filming his mother and stepfather. In the '80s, his stepfather, Frank Garcia, was the bassist in a ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Stars: Cynthia Brown, G.J. Echternkamp, Frank Garcia, Ira Glass

Votes: 23

43. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Growth Spurt (2007)

TV-14 | 28 min | Documentary

7.1
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What do you do if you're unhappy with where you are in life? Some people simply will themselves to the next stage.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Stars: Barbara Beneville, Ira Glass

Votes: 19

44. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Pandora's Box (2007)

TV-MA | 29 min | Documentary

7.3
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Three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things including scientists that accidentally discover a way to erase memories and later get surprising requests from people who want their own minds wiped clean.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 18

45. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Escape (2008)

TV-MA | 29 min | Documentary

8.2
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Teenage boys find ways to impress girls using a mode of transport obsolete since the 19th century; a young man's fight for independence from his mother would be normal for most kids, except for some special circumstances.

Directors: Christopher Wilcha, Adam Beckman | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ira Glass

Votes: 40

46. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Two Wars (2008)

TV-MA | 28 min | Documentary

7.0
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Two foreigners in the U.S., in the aftermath of two very different wars, try to make sense of life here.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 21

47. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Going Down in History (2008)

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

6.9
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A pair of convicts almost escape prison using dental floss; high school students pose for yearbook snapshots, which capture nothing of the drama in their lives; a man with a 30-year obsession with one particular bird.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 20

48. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Fighters (2008)

TV-MA | 26 min | Documentary

6.0
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Two boxers in Tennessee who've known each other all their lives face off in a match that neither can afford to lose.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 24

49. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: Scenes from a Marriage (2008)

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

6.5
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Tales of troubled marriages include an animated true story by cartoonist Chris Ware; and a real-life look at a husband whose legal obsession causes serious trouble with his spouse.

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 24

50. This American Life (2007–2012)
Episode: John Smith (2008)

TV-MA | 51 min | Documentary

8.4
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The true life stories of several Americans with the name John Smith, from an 11-week-old boy whose parents expected a girl, to a 46-year-old Texan, welcoming his son home from Iraq.

Directors: Christopher Wilcha, Adam Beckman | Star: Ira Glass

Votes: 39


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