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Tribeca Shortlist

Finding a great movie should be easy. At Tribeca Shortlist, we only include high-quality movies that are recommended by industry insiders. Now, you can stop wasting time searching and start watching.

  • The Games We Play

    1 Season

  • Danielle MacDonald's Authentic F...

    1 Video

  • Samsara (2012)

    1 Video

  • Whitewash

    1 Video

  • Derek Waters' "Twisted But Inspi...

    1 Video

  • Wendy and Lucy

    1 Video

  • Wasteland

    1 Video

  • Stations of the Elevated

    1 Video

  • Omar Dorsey’s “Guilty Pleasure” ...

    1 Video

  • Intimate Portrait: Yoko Ono

    1 Video

  • Breakup at a Wedding

    1 Video

  • Top 5

    4 Videos

  • Samsara

    1 Video

  • Frankie & Alice

    1 Video

  • Ovum

    1 Video

  • Matthew Modine's Shortlist

    4 Videos

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  1. The Games We Play

    1 Season

    Host Matthew Hoffman challenges celebrity guests with movie-themed games celebrating all that is thrilling about the movies we love. It is a test of will, cinematic knowledge and physical prowess as contestants race against the clock with hilarious results.

  2. Samsara (2012)

    1 Video

    Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for their combining visual and musical artistry. SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a ...

  3. Danielle MacDonald's Authentic Foreig...

    1 Video

    Movie recommendations from actor Danielle MacDonald, known for 'Patti Cake$'

    At 18, Danielle MacDonald moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Her first feature film was 'The East,' which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She is known for her starring role in the 2015 movie 'Every Secret Thing,' alongside Dakota Fanning, Diane Lane, and Elizabeth Banks. She also had a supporting role in the film 'Trust Me' and, in 2017, Macd...

  4. Whitewash

    1 Video

    In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Academy Award-nominee Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and takes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. But as both begin to close in, Bruce falls apart mentally and morally and mysteries unravel to reveal who he was before th...

  5. Derek Waters' "Twisted But Inspiring"...

    1 Video

    Actor and comedian Derek Waters recommends 'Bad Santa,' 'Spaceballs,' and 'Carnal Knowledge'

    Derek Waters is an actor, comedian, and writer. He is the co-creator and host of the Comedy Central series Drunk History.

  6. Wendy and Lucy

    1 Video

    Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of current cinema, Kelly Reichardt's (OLD JOY) subtle storytelling technique uses a formal minimalist style to weave together a unique emotional and political road film. Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon,...

  7. Wasteland

    1 Video

    After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Harvey Miller (ATTACK THE BLOCK's Luke Treadaway) has revenge on his mind. He recruits his three best friends to help him rob the local drug kingpin whose betrayal put him away in the first place. As the kingpin catches wind of the con, Harvey's plan evolves into a suspenseful and exciting scheme full of surprising twists that will keep you guessing until the very end.

  8. Stations of the Elevated

    1 Video

    Stations of the Elevated (1981) is a 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of graffiti- covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York, to a commentary-free soundtrack that combines ambient city noise with jazz and gospel by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin. Gliding through the South Bron...

  9. Intimate Portrait: Yoko Ono

    1 Video

    The life and work of the controversial---and often enigmatic---artist Yoko Ono, widow of ex-Beatle John Lennon.

  10. Omar Dorsey’s “Guilty Pleasure” Movies

    1 Video

    Movie recommendations from Omar Dorsey, known for 'Django Unchained' and 'Selma'

    Actor Omar Dorsey has appeared in dozens of films, including 'The Blind Side,' 'Django Unchained,' and 'Selma,' in which he plays James Orange. In 2016, Dorsey also scored a starring role on Oprah Winfrey Network drama series 'Queen Sugar' as Hollywood Desonier.

  11. Breakup at a Wedding

    1 Video

    On the eve of their wedding, Alison gets cold feet and decides to break up with her fiance Phil. But rather than face the embarrassment of calling off the ceremony, Alison suggests to Phil that they proceed with a sham wedding. Phil is more than game to try, secretly hoping that a surprise gift he has for Alison will ultimately change her mind. Yet once the guests begin to arrive, more complications ensue than either of them could have ever imagine...

  12. Samsara

    1 Video

    A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending.

  13. Top 5

    4 Videos

    Because talking about movies is almost as much fun as watching them, join our host Bethany as we count down our Top 5 Reasons Why we love our favorite movies on Tribeca Shortlist.

  14. Frankie & Alice

    1 Video

    Frankie is a go-go dancer struggling with two very different personalities: a seven-year-old girl named Genius, and a Southern white racist. Inspired by a remarkable true story.

  15. Ovum

    1 Video

    A quirky Brooklyn actress tries The Method to approach an Off Broadway role and is drawn into the shady world of egg donation clinics and the characters who populate them.

  16. Matthew Modine's Shortlist

    4 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Matthew Modine, known for 'Full Metal Jacket'

    Matthew Modine is an actor best known for playing Pvt. James T. “Joker” Davis in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket.' He has received Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominations for 'What the Deaf Man Heard' (1997) as well as HBO's Emmy® winning film, 'And the Band Played On' (1993). He most recently starred as Dr. Martin Brenner in the Netflix sensation, 'Stranger Th...

  17. Michael Showalter's "Movies that Made...

    1 Video

    Movie recommendations from director and actor Michael Showalter, known for 'The Big Sick,' and 'Wet Hot American Summer'

    Michael Showalter is an American comedian, actor, director, writer and producer. He is a member of the sketch comedy trio Stella, and first came to television and film as a cast member on MTV's 'The State.' He co-wrote (with David Wain) and starred in 'Wet Hot American Summer' in 2001. His other credits include 'The Baxter,' '...

  18. Cooley High

    1 Video

    A bittersweet tale of life in a black vocational high school in Chicago in 1964. Film follows two students through girl trouble, school trouble and law trouble. A top notch sociological study of black youths with a touch of fun a la 'American Graffitti'.

  19. Rockula

    1 Video

    In this modern-day vampire story, sex, blood, and rock 'n roll comically flow together. Ralph Lavie, a 400-year-old vampire who is unlucky at love, is given a chance at romance when he meets the musical Mona, a former lover from the 1500's. But in order to avoid a terrible fate, Ralph must consummate their union with a "love bite" before the witching hour on Halloween night!

  20. Solarbabies

    1 Video

    This rousing family science-fiction adventure tells of a band of young people in a distant time who rebel against a cartel called "The Protectorate" who have cornered the world's water supply and which uses this power to rule with an iron hand. Kids are taken from their parents at birth and enrolled in an orphanage where they are taught to be "good soldiers of the system." The kids play a game called "Skate- ball," which is a combination of Roller ...

  21. Scream, Blacula, Scream!

    1 Video

    Blacula lives! This scintillating sequel, "Scream, Blacula, Scream," pits voodoo power against vampire fury! Willis Daniels (Richard Lawson), the son of a late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Pam Grier) as their new leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula's earthly remains – and unleashes the Prince of Darkness and his freaked-out army of the undead! William Marshal a...

  22. Blacula

    1 Video

    The eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the Earth with an insatiable lust for blood IN "Blacula," often credited as the first African American horror film. In 1780, African Prince Mamuwalde (Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula in Transylvania, seeking his support in ending the slave trade. Instead, the evil count curses his noble guest and transforms him into a vampire! Rel...

  23. The Hanging Garden

    1 Video

    Thom Fitzgerald's award-winning debut film, tells the elliptical tale of a 25 year-old gay man, Sweet William, who returns to his family in Nova Scotia after a 10-year absence, only to discover that his family is just as dysfunctional as ever. His sister is about to marry a man who makes eyes at William across the room while his father boozes it up, as usual. Plagued by visions of his miserable youth and confronted by the paths taken by his equally...

  24. Dancing in the Dark

    1 Video

    Anna is attacked by her abusive father-in-law. When she overcomes her fear to tell her husband, he does not believe her and instead sets her under psychatric treatment.

  25. The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

    1 Video

    In 1923 Cecile B. DeMille made his first version of The Ten Commandments. He built a huge City of the Pharos. When he was done, it vanished. 30 years ago Peter Brosnan heard this story in a bar and decided to hunt for it. After wandering in the California dunes, he found it and now he wants to dig it up.

  26. Special When Lit

    1 Video

    What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon. A product of the mechanical and electrical age, the American invention swept the world and defined cool. Now it is relegated to a nostalgic footnote deserving a better fate. Joining the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe who share a world many of us didn't know s...

  27. My Beautiful Laundrette

    1 Video

    Two London youths, one a Pakastani, the other a white ounk, meet after several years apart. Together they accept a business proposition from the Pakistani's uncle to open a laundromat. They re-vamp it into a video and neon palace rivaling some of the New York clubs. These friends also become lovers, learning about class, sex and life.

  28. Meet Me in Montenegro

    1 Video

    In this personal, inter-continental love story two ex-lovers, Lina (Linnea Saasen), a Norwegian dancer and Anderson (Alex Holdridge), an American filmmaker, meet by chance during a visit to Berlin. Their romance is rekindled in spite of the fact that they are both moving to opposite ends of the earth in the next forty-eight hours. Meanwhile Anderson's friends, Stephen (Rupert Friend) and Friederike (Jennifer Ulrich), toy with exploring the sexual b...

  29. Lane 1974

    1 Video

    Based on a true story, Lane is a 13-year-old girl coming of age on a Northern California commune in the 1970s. While Lane enjoys the freedom of living off-the-grid with her mother and younger siblings, she craves a stable "normal" life - a life she's only seen in pictures from a stolen Sears catalog. Lane must navigate her troubled mother, Hallelujah, while trying to care for her younger brother and sister. After a series of dangerous and isolating...

  30. La Cage Aux Folles

    1 Video

    Two of Europe's most virile male stars, Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi, portray two very flamboyant, aging gay gentlemen. Tognazzi is the owner of a St. Tropez nightclub where the chief attraction is a drag act performed by his lover, Serrault. Tognazzi has a son from a former marriage who is engaged to the daughter of a politician who is a very active vigilant member of the Union of Moral Order. The son has carefully hidden his father's true pro...

  31. La Cage Aux Folles II

    1 Video

    The two gentlemen from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES are back! "Zaza" (Michel Serrault) thinks that he is no longer attractive to Renato (Ugo Tognazzi), and to make him jealous sets out to the local caf? in magnificent "drag"--where "she" is promptly picked up by a spy who is fleeing from enemy agents. Soon "Zaza" is in possession of precious microfilm. To catch the bad guys, the French authorities decide to use "Zaza" and Renato as bait, and the couple are o...

  32. Gideon's Army

    1 Video

    Follows three young, committed 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.

  33. Morgan Spurlock's Shortlist

    4 Videos

    Movie recommendations from documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, known for 'Super Size Me'

    The director of the critically acclaimed and Oscar®-nominated documentary 'Super Size Me', Morgan Spurlock is an American humorist, television producer and political activist.

  34. Armed Response

    1 Video

    When a home security business falls on hard times, the owners decide to start robbing local houses in an attempt to add to their income and create a desperate need for their services. The plan seems to work perfectly until, in an attempt to one-up the competition, they finish a job with more in their haul than they bargained for.

  35. All is Bright

    1 Video

    Rene (Paul Rudd of ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN) and Dennis (Oscar®-nominee Paul Giamatti of SIDEWAYS, JOHN DIES AT THE END) prove Christmas is the season for a good con. A low-level convict fresh out of prison, misanthropic Dennis is unable to find work because of his shady past. Furthermore, he discovers his longtime partner in crime, Rene, has begun a relationship with his ex-wife. Despite their growing animosity toward o...

  36. 7 Minutes

    1 Video

    After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - 'in and out in seven minutes' - quickly escalates into a dangerous game of life-or-death. As each minute of the heist ticks by, true motives are revealed and unexpected twists ratchet up the stakes to a thrilling crescendo. The feature film debut from celebrated music video director Jay Martin, this st...

  37. The Ghoul

    1 Video

    A homicide detective goes undercover as a patient to investigate a psychotherapist he believes is linked to a strange double murder. As his therapy sessions continue the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.

  38. Starman

    1 Video

    Director John Carpenter presents a romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't p...

  39. Rebirth

    1 Video

    REBIRTH is a riveting journey into living history, an act of personal witness to one of the most profound events in American history and the healing that has come in its wake. The result of a decade-long process by director Jim Whitaker, the inspirational story of REBIRTH follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001. The film simultaneously tracks, by multi-camera time-lapse photog...

  40. Loitering with Intent

    1 Video

    Two male actors/close friends want to jumpstart their careers. They end up making a big shot producer think that they have a hot script that everyone wants to get their hands on. The 2 men then drive to upstate New York and hole up in a family member's country home- with 10 dedicated days to write said script. Dominic and Raphael then get derailed by a beautiful gardener, Ava and Dominic's sister, Gigi. Both women appear at the house, which was sup...

  41. Digging for Fire

    1 Video

    Married couple Lee and Tim, a part-time yoga instructor and a public school physical ed teacher respectively, jump at the opportunity to sit at the secluded Los Angeles hills house of an actress acquaintance for two weeks as a mini-vacation for themselves and their three year old son, Jude. The house sit starts with an unusual event: Tim finds on the property in the wooded hills just beyond the swimming pool a gun and a bone. He believes the bone c...

  42. At Middleton

    1 Video

    Academy Award-nominees Andy Garcia (OCEAN'S ELEVEN FRANCHISE, CITY ISLAND) and Vera Farmiga (THE DEPARTED, TV's BATES MOTEL) shine as George and Edith, two separate parents who fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their childrens' college tour. George is an uptight surgeon with a rebellious teenage son. Edith is a free spirit with an overachieving teen daughter. When they meet during an admissions tour with their ki...

  43. ...and much more!