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Some Like It Hot 1.

Some Like It Hot

March 29, 1959 | Approved
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.3
Manchester by the Sea 2.

Manchester by the Sea

November 18, 2016 | R
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.2
Rosemary's Baby 3.

Rosemary's Baby

June 12, 1968 | Approved
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.3
I Am Not Your Negro 4.

I Am Not Your Negro

December 9, 2016 | PG-13
Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
5.5
The Apartment 5.

The Apartment

June 15, 1960 | TV-PG
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.2
Lady Bird 6.

Lady Bird

November 3, 2017 | R
Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. [A24]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.6
Inside Llewyn Davis 7.

Inside Llewyn Davis

December 6, 2013 | R
Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter of 1961, he struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.8
Sita Sings the Blues 8.

Sita Sings the Blues

December 25, 2009 | Not Rated
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.1
The Decline of Western Civilization 9.

The Decline of Western Civilization

July 5, 1981 | Not Rated
The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
tbd
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 10.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

February 5, 1956 | Approved
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.2
Platoon 11.

Platoon

February 6, 1987 | R
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.2
Chinatown 12.

Chinatown

June 20, 1974 | R
Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown. (Paramount)
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
The Florida Project 13.

The Florida Project

October 6, 2017 | Not Rated
Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.4
The Souvenir 14.

The Souvenir

May 17, 2019 | Not Rated
A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. [A24]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
6.9
Apocalypse Now Redux 15.

Apocalypse Now Redux

August 3, 2001 | R
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
The African Queen 16.

The African Queen

March 21, 1952 | Passed
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.8
Stories We Tell 17.

Stories We Tell

May 10, 2013 | PG-13
Director Sarah Polley looks into her past and excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.3
EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library 18.

EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library

September 13, 2017 | Not Rated
Frederick Wiseman’s film, EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions of the world. The film reveals the library as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning to 18 million patrons and 32 million online visitors annually. There are 92 library branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The NYPL is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city. It is accessible, open to everyone and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. The library is one of the most democratic institutions in America—all races, social classes and ethnicities are welcome and are active participants in the life and work of the library. The library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.8
Winter's Bone 19.

Winter's Bone

June 11, 2010 | R
This tense, naturalistic thriller follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly as she confronts the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to to track down her father, who has put up the family homestead for his bail. Featuring a star-making performance by Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone is sure to be one of the most-critically acclaimed films of the year. (Roadside Attractions)
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.3
The Sweet Hereafter 20.

The Sweet Hereafter

November 21, 1997 | TV-MA
On a winter's day, in the small rural community of Sam Dent, British Columbia, a school bus inexplicably crashes into a frozen lake, taking the lives of fourteen children and injuring many others. Shortly thereafter, Mitchell Stephens (Holm), a big city lawyer, comes to the community with promises to compensate its citizens for their loss. (Fine Line Films)
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
Almost Famous 21.

Almost Famous

September 13, 2000 | Unrated
In the 1970's, a high school boy (Fugit) is given an opportunity to follow and write a story about the hot new rock band Stillwater (with lead guitarist Crudup) as they tour the USA.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.8
Cold War 22.

Cold War

December 21, 2018 | R
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times. [Amazon Studios]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.9
Big Men 23.

Big Men

March 14, 2014 | Not Rated
Big Men looks at the corruption in the oil industries of Ghana and Nigeria.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.4
The Fits 24.

The Fits

June 3, 2016 | Not Rated
Toni trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there. Enamored by their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, eagerly absorbing routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her own ears to fit in. As she discovers the joys of dance and of female camaraderie, she grapples with her individual identity amid her newly defined social sphere. Shortly after Toni joins the team, the captain faints during practice. By the end of the week, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, moaning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Soon, however, the girls on the team embrace these mysterious spasms, transforming them into a rite of passage. Toni fears “the fits” but is equally afraid of losing her place just as she’s found her footing. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals. [Oscilloscope]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.7
Downhill Racer 25.

Downhill Racer

November 7, 1969 | PG
Quietly cocky David Chappellet (Robert Redford) joins the U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
Paterson 26.

Paterson

December 28, 2016 | R
Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
4 Little Girls 27.

4 Little Girls

July 9, 1997 Not Rated
On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. It was a crime that shocked the nation -- and a defining moment in the history of America's civil-rights movement. Now, acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee tells the full story of the bombing, through heart-wrenching testimonials from surviving members of the victims' families, insights from Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King and many others, and a rare and revealing interview with former Alabama Governor George Wallace. (HBO Documentary Films)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
It's a Wonderful Life 28.

It's a Wonderful Life

January 7, 1947 | Approved
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.1
Raging Bull 29.

Raging Bull

November 14, 1980 | R
Scorcese recounts the gritty life self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta (De Niro) who never backs down from a fight on his way to a middleweight title shot.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.9
Zama 30.

Zama

April 13, 2018 | Not Rated
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit. [Strand Releasing]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.7
High Noon 31.

High Noon

July 30, 1952 | Approved
This classic 1952 Western stars Gary Cooper as just-married lawman Will Kane, who is about to retire as a small-town sheriff and begin a new life with his bride (Grace Kelly) when he learns that gunslinger Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) is due to arrive at high noon to settle an old score.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Ghost World 32.

Ghost World

July 20, 2001 | R
Based on the well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (Johansson) who, faced with high school graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. (MGM / UA)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Tulpan 33.

Tulpan

April 1, 2009 Not Rated
Following his Russian naval service, young dreamer Asa returns to his sister’s nomadic brood on the desolate Hunger Steppe to begin a hardscrabble career as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa must win the hand of the only eligible bachelorette for miles—his alluringly mysterious neighbor Tulpan. Accompanied by his girlie mag-reading sidekick Boni (and a menagerie of adorable lambs, stampeding camels, mewing kittens and mischievous children), Asa will stop at nothing to prove he is a worthy husband and herder. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.3
Manuscripts Don't Burn 34.

Manuscripts Don't Burn

June 13, 2014 | Not Rated
Clandestinely produced in disavowal of a 20-year filmmaking ban passed down by the Iranian authorities, the scathing Manuscripts Don’t Burn brings a whole new level of clarity and audacity to Mohommad Rasoulof’s already laudable career. Drawing from the true story of the government’s attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals, Rasoulof imagines a repressive regime so pervasive that even the morally righteous are subsumed or cast aside. A lacerating and slow-burning thriller filmed in a frigid palate of blues and greys, Manuscripts Don’t Burn is perhaps the most subversive and incendiary j’accuse lodged against an authoritarian regime since the fall of the Soviet Union. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.4
Leave No Trace 35.

Leave No Trace

June 29, 2018 | PG
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.6
To Kill a Mockingbird 36.

To Kill a Mockingbird

December 25, 1962 | TV-PG
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Goldfinger 37.

Goldfinger

January 9, 1965 | GP
Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Elena 38.

Elena

May 18, 2012 | Not Rated
Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment—he’s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she’s his dowdy former nurse who has clearly “married up.” Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife’s freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan...[Zeitgeist Films]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Hereditary 39.

Hereditary

June 8, 2018 | R
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. [A24]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.4
Ordinary People 40.

Ordinary People

September 18, 1980 | R
In Robert Redford's directorial debut, the accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the austere mother (Mary Tyler Moore), the compassionate, well-meaning father (Donald Sutherland), and the guilt-ridden younger son (Timothy Hutton).
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.5
Gideon's Army 41.

Gideon's Army

June 28, 2013 | Not Rated
Follows three young public defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Particle Fever 42.

Particle Fever

March 5, 2014 | Not Rated
For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Murderball 43.

Murderball

July 8, 2005 | R
Featuring fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, and larger-than-life personalities, Murderball is a film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Bisbee '17 44.

Bisbee '17

September 5, 2018 | Not Rated
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.2
The Great Escape 45.

The Great Escape

July 4, 1963 | Approved
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Love & Friendship 46.

Love & Friendship

May 13, 2016 | Not Rated
Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia (Chloë Sevigny), but two particularly handsome suitors (Xavier Samuel and Tom Bennett) complicate her orchestrations.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.9
The Tillman Story 47.

The Tillman Story

August 20, 2010 | R
Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. The fact that the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly explored in Amir Bar-Lev's riveting and enraging documentary.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors 48.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

May 23, 2014 | Not Rated
The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways. It's here that he starts his real journey, on a days-long voyage of discovery while, above ground, his mom frantically searches for him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Last Days in Vietnam 49.

Last Days in Vietnam

September 5, 2014 | Not Rated
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Dead Ringers 50.

Dead Ringers

September 23, 1988 | R
The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists--suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality--who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons' tour-de-force performance--as both twins?raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. (Criterion Collection)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.1
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 51.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

July 27, 2018 | PG-13
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
The Big Sick 52.

The Big Sick

June 23, 2017 | R
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
City of Ghosts 53.

City of Ghosts

July 7, 2017 | R
City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”— a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.4
Sweet Sixteen 54.

Sweet Sixteen

May 16, 2003 | R
Liam's Mom, Jean is in prison...but is due to be released in time for his 16th birthday. This time Liam is determined that things will be different. He dreams of a family life he's never had, which means creating a safe haven beyond the reach of wasters like Jean's boyfriend Stan and his own mean-spirited grandfather. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Ernest & Célestine 55.

Ernest & Célestine

February 28, 2014 | PG
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Last Train Home 56.

Last Train Home

September 3, 2010 Not Rated
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verité style Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan (with the producers of the award-winning hit documentary Up the Yangtze) travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China’s rural poor, Zhang Changhua and Chen Suqin left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home’s intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
The Salesman 57.

The Salesman

January 27, 2017 | Not Rated
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Blow Out 58.

Blow Out

July 24, 1981 | R
A movie sound recordist (John Travolta) accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually an intentional killing and consequently finds himself in jeopardy.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
First Reformed 59.

First Reformed

May 18, 2018 | Not Rated
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. [A24]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
I Am Another You 60.

I Am Another You

September 27, 2017 | Not Rated
When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first comes to America, Florida seems like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom - and its limits. [SXSW]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Tales of the Grim Sleeper 61.

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

December 26, 2014 | Not Rated
Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Street Fight 62.

Street Fight

February 22, 2006 Not Rated
This documentary chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics. (Marshall Curry Productions)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Hale County This Morning, This Evening 63.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

September 14, 2018 | Not Rated
An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination. [Cinema Guild]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.7
The Last Seduction 64.

The Last Seduction

October 26, 1994 | R
Linda Fiorentino stars as the consummate femme fatale in this sexy thriller.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
The Conversation 65.

The Conversation

April 7, 1974 | PG
Wiretapper Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) becomes concerned about recordings he made for a client.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
One Child Nation 66.

One Child Nation

August 9, 2019 | R
China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You) and Jialing Zhang, the sweeping One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another - from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Wang digs fearlessly into her own personal life, weaving her experience as a new mother and the firsthand accounts of her family members into archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and perpetrators alike, yielding a revelatory and essential record of this chilling, unprecedented moment in human civilization. [Amazon Studios]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
The Departure 67.

The Departure

October 13, 2017 | Not Rated
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned- Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
From Russia with Love 68.

From Russia with Love

May 27, 1964 | GP
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
In the Shadow of the Moon 69.

In the Shadow of the Moon

September 7, 2007 | PG
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecrafts voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first--and possibly the last--time the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archival material that has been remastered from the original NASA film footage--much of it never used before. The result is an intimate epic that vividly communicates the daring, the danger, the pride, and the promise of this extraordinary era in history, when the whole world literally looked up at America. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Up the Yangtze 70.

Up the Yangtze

April 25, 2008 Not Rated
In China, it is simply known as 'The River.' But the Yangtze—and all of the life that surrounds it—is undergoing an astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the Three Gorges Dam. Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang returns to the gorgeous, now-disappearing landscape of his grandfather’s youth to trace the surreal life of a “farewell cruise” that traverses the gargantuan waterway. With a humanist gaze and wry wit Chang’s Upstairs Downstairs approach captures the microcosmic society of the luxury liner. Below deck: a bewildered young girl trains as a dishwasher sent to work by her peasant family, who is on the verge of relocation from the encroaching floodwaters. Above deck: wealthy international tourists set sail to catch a last glance of a country in dramatic flux. The teenage employees who serve and entertain them—tagged with new Westernized names like “Cindy” and “Jerry” by upper management—warily grasp at the prospect of a better future. "Up the Yangtze" gives a human dimension to the wrenching changes facing not only an increasingly globalized China, but the world at large. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
McQueen 71.

McQueen

July 20, 2018 | Not Rated
Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
The Black Stallion 72.

The Black Stallion

October 13, 1979 | G
A boy forges a special friendship with a wild stallion after both are shipwrecked on a deserted island. (MGM)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
The Handmaiden 73.

The Handmaiden

October 21, 2016 | Not Rated
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Kim Tae-ri) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Jo Jin-woong). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count (Ha Jung-woo) to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
American Beauty 74.

American Beauty

September 15, 1999 | R
Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Bening), and daughter Jane (Birch) --especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Suvari). (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Old Joy 75.

Old Joy

September 20, 2006 Not Rated
Old Joy is the story of two old friends, Kurt (Oldham) and Mark (London), who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. (Kino International)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.0
You Were Never Really Here 76.

You Were Never Really Here

April 6, 2018 | R
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
The Square 77.

The Square

October 25, 2013 | Not Rated
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
A Ghost Story 78.

A Ghost Story

July 7, 2017 | Not Rated
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. [A24]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
On Her Shoulders 79.

On Her Shoulders

October 19, 2018 | Not Rated
Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary 80.

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

May 14, 2003 Not Rated
Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Guy Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and shadow. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.8
Custody 81.

Custody

June 29, 2018 | Not Rated
Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine Besson (Denis Ménochet) have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien (Thomas Gioria) to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Fighter 82.

Fighter

August 24, 2001 Not Rated
A documentary about a journey made by two Holocaust survivors through the geography and psychology of their pasts.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
The Forbidden Room 83.

The Forbidden Room

October 7, 2015 | Not Rated
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
The Graduate 84.

The Graduate

December 21, 1967 | PG
Shy Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) returns home from college with an uncertain future. Then the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), seduces him, and the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Katharine Ross). But there's one problem: she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter. [MGM]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
The Gleaners & I 85.

The Gleaners & I

March 7, 2001 Not Rated
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life, as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political and finally moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip, and in previous generations were immortalized by the likes of Millet and Van Gogh. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.2
Office 86.

Office

September 18, 2015 | Not Rated
Based on the hit play Design for Living by star and producer Sylvia Chang, Office is a movie musical spectacular revolving around corporate maneuvering and romantic intrigue. Hong Kong legend Johnnie To delivers a biting takedown of capitalism, detailing the financial crisis following the Lehman Brothers collapse and what one company has to do to fight to stay alive — all in a lavishly detailed, wholly original musical production. [China Lion]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.0
Raising Victor Vargas 87.

Raising Victor Vargas

March 28, 2003 | R
Victor Vargas (Rasuk), a 16-year-old Dominican boy growing up on New York's Lower East Side, finds his self-image as a burgeoning ladies man deflated when the neighborhood finds out that he's dating an unpopular and overweight girl.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.3
Project Nim 88.

Project Nim

July 8, 2011 | Not Rated
From the Academy Award winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, a chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. What was learned about his true nature – and indeed our own – is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling. (Roadside Attractions)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus 89.

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

May 31, 2013 | Not Rated
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Gloria 90.

Gloria

January 24, 2014 | R
Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair—until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Up in the Air 91.

Up in the Air

December 4, 2009 | R
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Henry V 92.

Henry V

November 8, 1989 | PG-13
The English king invades France and wins the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Trouble the Water 93.

Trouble the Water

August 22, 2008 | Unrated
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall—just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her 9th Ward neighbors trapped in the city. “It’s going to be a day to remember,” Kim declares. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film their harrowing retreat to higher ground and the dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. The filmmakers document the couple’s return to New Orleans, the devastation of their neighborhood and the appalling repeated failures of government. Weaving an insider’s view of Katrina with a mix of verite and in-your-face filmmaking, Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes—two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning. (Zeitgeist)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 94.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

December 21, 2007 | R
From the dark, gothic imagination of director Tim Burton comes Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a bloody tale of music, murder, melodrama, meat pies, and one man's desperate desire for revenge. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Charade 95.

Charade

December 5, 1963 | Approved
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
20,000 Days on Earth 96.

20,000 Days on Earth

September 17, 2014 | Not Rated
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. [Drafthouse Films]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.5
Election 97.

Election

April 23, 1999 | R
This satirical comedy uses a high school election as the backdrop to take an uncommon look at ambition, morality, desire, love and the lies we never cease telling ourselves. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Ava 98.

Ava

April 27, 2018 | NR
Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns — friendships, music, social status, academic performance — resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy — going so far as to visit a gynecologist — Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Second Mother 99.

The Second Mother

August 28, 2015 | R
Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo, is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
These Birds Walk 100.

These Birds Walk

November 1, 2013 | Not Rated
In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk documents the struggles of wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8