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  1. Zoe Lister-Jones' "Women on Top" Movies

    3 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actress and writer Zoe Lister-Jones, known for 'Lola Versus’ and the CBS sitcom 'Life In Pieces'

    Acclaimed actress, writer, and producer Zoe Lister-Jones is a woman of many talents. She has appeared in titles such as 'Consumed' (which she produced), 'The Good Wife,' and 'Kidnapped.' She also starred on Broadway in 'Seminar' and 'The Little Dog Laughed,' as well as her one-woman show, 'Codependence is a Four Letter Word...

  2. The Missing

    1 Video

    2003• R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers, Western

    Ron Howard directs this Western with a supernatural twist.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gritty, nerve-rattling Western sticks with you, in large part due to the resonant performances of Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones.

    In 1885 New Mexico, Samuel Jones returns home hoping to reconcile with his estranged adult daughter, rancher and single mother Maggie Gilkeson, to no avail. But when Mag...

  3. Marina Zenovich's Shortlist

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    Movie recommendations from documentary filmmaker Marina Zenovich, known for 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired'

    Winner of two Primetime Emmys, Marina Zenovich focuses her lens on real-life biographical dramas from 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,' 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' and to her latest effort, 'Fantastic Lies.'

  4. Kristin Chenoweth's "Behind the Makeu...

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    Movie recommendations from actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth, known for 'Wicked' and 'The West Wing’

    Emmy® and Tony Award® winning actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. In 1999, she earned her first Tony Award® nomination and win for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” She was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004, as well as her role of Lily Garland...

  5. The World's Fastest Indian

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    2005 • PG-13 • Biography, Drama, Sports

    He was a 68-year-old man on a 47-year-old bike going 200 mph.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This slice-of-life biopic about a man and his motorcycle transcends its feel-good storyline thanks to Anthony Hopkins’ endearing performance.

    The story of New Zealand racer and folk-hero, Burt Munro, and the custom built 1920 Indian motorcycle he used to set the land-speed record. Anthony Hopkins foregoes the flash and fl...

  6. William H. Macy's "Gotta See" Movies

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    Movie recommendations from actor William H. Macy, known for 'Fargo' and Showtime's 'Shameless'

    William H. Macy is an Oscar-nominated American actor, screenwriter, teacher and theater director. He studied under David Mamet, and is best known for his memorable character work in independent cinema. He currently stars on Showtime's 'Shameless.'

  7. The King of Comedy

    2 Videos

    1983 • PG • Drama, Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers

    “Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Scorsese’s satirical black comedy influenced scores of modern comedians and remains all too relevant in today’s media obsessed culture.

    Rupert Pupkin is a social misfit who fancies himself a stand-up comic, though he has no experience besides hosting an imaginary talk show in his mom's basement. But that all will c...

  8. Isaac Mizrahi's Shortlist

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    Movie recommendations from womenswear fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, known for ‘Project Runway: All-Stars,’ ‘Unzipped’

    Isaac Mizrahi is an American womenswear fashion designer, TV host, and Chief Designer of the Isaac Mizrahi brand for Xcel Brands. Previously he co-created and was the subject of ‘Unzipped,’ a documentary about the making of his Fall 1994 collection. He is based in New York City and is best known for his multiple eponymous fashi...

  9. The Crow

    1 Video

    1994 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Romance, Award Winning

    Brandon Lee’s back from the dead to exact revenge.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This cult classic is a beautifully moody, stylized thriller.

    Young musician Eric Draven and his fiancé are brutally murdered on the night before their wedding by a ruthless gang that terrorizes their city. One year to the day later, a mystical crow allows Eric to rise from the dead and, with the bird as his guide, to...

  10. Trees Lounge

    1 Video

    1996 • R • Comedy, Drama

    Steve Buscemi can’t quit his local watering hole.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Steve Buscemi’s writing and directorial debut is an impressive character study that David Chase cites as an influence for ‘The Sopranos.’

    Shiftless alcoholic Tommy Basilio is an unemployed auto mechanic who lost his job for stealing from his boss, who is now married to his pregnant ex-girlfriend. Desperate and almost-always drunk, Tommy takes a job...

  11. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

    1 Video

    2014 • NR • Drama

    Lars von Trier’s extreme story of sex addiction.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This volume of Lars von Trier’s much-hyped exploration of human sexuality is ultimately a fascinating character study full of surprising humor.

    Charlotte Gainsbourg is Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac found badly beaten in a back alley by a lonely older bachelor named Seligman, who takes her back to his apartment to tend to her wounds. Once there, she be...

  12. Dominic Monaghan's Shortlist

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    Movie recommendations from actor Dominic Monaghan, known for 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Lost'

    Dominic Monaghan first burst onto the global scene with his starring role as the Hobbit Merry in Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy. Soon after, he won the hearts of millions as troubled rocker Charlie on the ABC series ‘Lost.’ Most recently, he’s starred in the psychological horror film ‘Pet’ and the sci-fi thriller ‘Atomica.’

  13. Dancing at the Blue Iguana

    1 Video

    2000 • R • Drama, Mystery & Suspense

    Inside the lives of five ladies working at an L.A. strip club.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This raw, rare look inside an oft-misunderstood world resists voyeurism in favor of giving each actress a chance to showcase their range.

    The lives of five exotic dancers who “bare it all” at L.A.'s most notorious strip club, The Blue Iguana, intersect over the course of one week as each struggles to cope with personal issu...

  14. Ry Russo-Young's Shortlist

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    Movie recommendations from director Ry Russo-Young, known for 'Before I Fall,' 'Nobody Walks,' 'You Won’t Miss Me'

    Ry Russo-Young’s latest film, ‘Before I Fall,’ stars Zoey Deutch in what’s been described as “‘Groundhog Day’ for Teenagers.” Russo-Young’s three previous features include the micro-budget psychological examination of sisterhood, ‘Orphans,’ the mostly improvised portrait of mental illness, ‘You Won’t Miss Me,’ and ‘Nobody Walks,’ a ...

  15. Dita Von Teese's Shortlist

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    Movie recommendations from burlesque performer, fashion icon and beauty writer, Dita Von Teese
     
    A burlesque star and modern-day feminist, Dita Von Teese grew up fascinated by the Golden Age of Cinema, pin-up imagery, and vintage lingerie. Performing striptease since 1992, she is the biggest name in modern burlesque and is credited with bringing the art form back into the cultural spotlight. In addition to her famous burlesque shows, Dita is a se...

  16. Irma La Douce

    2 Videos

    1963 • NR • Comedy, Romance, Award Winning

    Lemon & MacLaine shine in Wilder’s Parisian romantic farce.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: We love this classic rom-com for its brilliant performances and fantastic production design.

    A mischievous comedy about the Parisian policeman who raided his boss' favorite brothel, lost his job, and fell madly in love with a prostitute. After the success of ‘The Apartment,’ writer/director Billy Wilder reunited with Ja...

  17. Morgan Spurlock's Shortlist

    6 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.

  18. Griffin Dunne's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Griffin Dunne, known for 'After Hours'

    Producer, director and actor Griffin Dunne starred in and produced the Martin Scorsese drama ‘After Hours’ and directed and wrote the Oscar®-nominated short film ‘Duke of Groove.’ His latest efforts include ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and 'War Machine.'

  19. Will Penny

    1 Video

    1968 • NR • Romance, Western

    Charlton Heston is an aging cowboy on a hard luck streak.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Heston called this classic Western turned cowboy character study his favorite role.

    Will Penny is an aging cowboy hired to ride the lines around a vast western ranch. He finds a young woman, Catherine, living alone with her son in an abandoned cabin on the property and gives her a week to depart. But when he is beaten and left for dead...

  20. Priceless

    1 Video

    2008 • PG-13 • Comedy, Romance, International

    "You can resist beauty, but you can't resist charm."

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Audrey Tatou is the closest thing to a modern Audrey Hepburn, and she captivates in this fun and sweet rom-com.

    A beguiling Audrey Tautou charms as likeable gold digger Irene in this light-hearted romantic comedy inspired by 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s'. When Irene first meets mild-mannered bartender Jean in the upscale coastal ...

  21. Sara & Erin Foster's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from the acting/writing/producing sister duo Sarah & Erin Foster, known for VH1's 'Barely Famous’

    Sara and Erin Foster are the creators, co-stars, and executive producers of the tongue-in-cheek VH1 comedy series 'Barely Famous.' Previously, Sara Foster has appeared in the CW’s ‘90210,’ the comedy ‘Demoted,’ and ‘Entourage,’ among others. Erin Foster can be seen in ‘The O.C.’ and the film ‘Cellular,’ and was a staff writer ...

  22. The Thin Blue Line

    1 Video

    1988 • NR • Documentary, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    The true story of a wrongfully convicted man.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This fascinating documentary pioneered the use of modern crime-scene reenactments and kick-started a true-crime boom that's still going strong today.

    Errol Morris’ gripping 1988 documentary investigates the disturbing arrest and conviction of Randall Adams for the murder of a Dallas police officer named Robert Wood in 1976, de...

  23. Matt Jacobson's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from businessman Matt Jacobson, Facebook’s Film & Media Liaison

    Taking a gamble on a new start-up, Matt Jacobson became employee No. 8 at Facebook. He’s the liaison between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, where social media continues to play a powerful role in movies and TV.

  24. Kelly Le Brock's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Kelly Le Brock, known for 'Weird Science'

    Iconic American actress and model Kelly Le Brock made her acting debut with Gene Wilder in 'The Woman in Red' and is most widely known for her work with John Hughes in 'Weird Science.'

  25. The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    1 Video

    1973 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    An aging gun runner debates snitching to stay out of jail.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This slow burn, unromanticized organized crime thriller boasts one of legendary actor Robert Mitchum’s finest performances.

    Robert Mitchum is Eddie “Fingers” Coyle, a world-weary, small-time Boston gunrunner struggling to make ends meet. When he finds himself facing several years of jail time, he’s forced to consider ratting ou...

  26. The Thomas Crown Affair

    1 Video

    2009 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Romance, Award Winning

    The stylish original classic with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This fun-filled romantic heist movie was one of the first films to employ now commonplace split-screen images.

    Steve McQueen is at the height of his appeal as Thomas Crown, a bored playboy who concocts a daring scheme to rob a bank of millions in this Norman Jewison thriller. A glamorous investigator, p...

  27. Paula Froelich's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from writer and travel show host Paula Froelich, known for ‘A Broad Abroad'

    Paula Froelich is the New York Times best-selling author of the novel 'Mercury In Retrograde' and the non-fiction book 'IT! The Nine Secrets Of The Rich And Famous That Will Take You To The Top.' Most recently, from 2014-2016, Paula was the launch editor and editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel and host of the popular 'A Broad Abroad' travel video show i...

  28. A Raisin in the Sun

    1 Video

    1961 • NR • Drama

    The groundbreaking play, adapted for the big screen.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee first starred in the award-winning Broadway version before leading this iconic onscreen adaptation.

    Meet the Youngers, a struggling multigenerational African American family living in a crowded apartment on the South Side of Chicago, awaiting an insurance settlement following the death of their patriarch and debating what to...

  29. To Catch a Thief

    1 Video

    1955 • PG • Crimes & Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense, Romance

    Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are on the case.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Alfred Hitchcock’s classic tale of romantic suspense is perfectly paced and practically bursting with charm.

    Infamous jewel thief John “The Cat” Robie (Cary Grant) long ago retired to a leisurely life in the vineyards of the French Riviera. But when a series of robberies begin to be committed in his style, police suspe...

  30. BJ Levin's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from Executive Producer BJ Levin, known for HBO's ‘Vice’

    After earning a degree in business and working at Lehman Brothers, BJ Levin gradually realized that he rather spend his life telling stories that mattered. A two-time Emmy winner, he's the Executive Producer of ‘Vice’ on HBO and continues to raise the bar for excellence within the documentary community.

  31. Zac Posen's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from womenswear fashion designer Zac Posen

    Born in New York, Zac Posen is a preeminent womenswear designer. His dresses have walked the red carpet worn by Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Beyoncé Knowles and many others. He’s a recipient of the CFDA Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear in 2004.

  32. Jay Ellis' Shortlist

    8 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Jay Ellis, known for HBO's ‘Insecure’

    Jay Ellis currently stars as Lawrence in the hit HBO comedy series ‘Insecure,’ created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore. His previous credits include ‘Masters of Sex,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the sci-fi thriller ‘Shortwave.’ In 2016, Ellis served as the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Spokesman, and is an active volunteer at Inside Out Writers, an org...

  33. The Freshman

    1 Video

    1990 • PG • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers

    Marlon Brando takes Matthew Broderick under his wing.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Brando’s fantastic sendup of his Godfather persona is a sublime comedic performance that makes this quirky comedy an instant classic.

    College freshman Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) has just arrived in New York when all of his belongings are stolen by a thief at Grand Central. When he tracks down the crook days later, the man ...

  34. The Company: Part 3

    1 Video

    2007 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    It’s spy versus spy for these Cold War-era CIA operatives.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gripping adaptation of Robert Littell's bestselling novel is an insightful take on a recent, but very different, era of U.S. history.

    Part 3. In this historical miniseries following CIA activities over a 40-year time period, from the beginning of the Cold War to the demise of the Soviet Union, rookie agent Jack McCauliffe...

  35. Alec Baldwin's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor and producer Alec Baldwin, known for '30 Rock,' 'Beetlejuice,' 'Saturday Night Live'

    Beloved actor and producer Alec Baldwin starred in 'Beetlejuice', was nominated for an Oscar® for his role in 'The Cooler,' and has received numerous Golden Globe and Emmy wins for his wildly popular role of Jack Donaghy on the TV series '30 Rock.' He is currently featured on 'Saturday Night Live' as recurring character, Presiden...

  36. Tahj Mowry's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor and comedian Tahj Mowry, known for ‘Smart Guy’ and ‘Full House’

    Actor and comedian Tahj Mowry ruled our collective childhood as T.J. Henderson on the sitcom ‘Smart Guy’. He can be seen as Tucker on ABC's ‘Baby Daddy.’

  37. The Company: Part 2

    2 Videos

    2007 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    It’s spy versus spy for these Cold War-era CIA operatives.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gripping adaptation of Robert Littell's bestselling novel is an insightful take on a recent, but very different, era of U.S. history.

    Part 2. In this historical miniseries following CIA activities over a 40-year time period, from the beginning of the Cold War to the demise of the Soviet Union, rookie agent Jack McCauliffe...

  38. Joe Trapanese's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    Movie recommendations from film composer Joe Trapanese, known for ‘Straight Outta Compton’

    Joe Trapanese has written the music for ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’, ‘The Raid Redemption’ and ‘The Raid 2’. He is best known for his collaborations with Dr. Dre on ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and with Daft Punk on ‘TRON: Legacy.’

  39. The Company: Part 1

    3 Videos

    2007 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    It’s spy versus spy for these Cold War-era CIA operatives.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gripping adaptation of Robert Littell's bestselling novel is an insightful take on a recent, but very different, era of U.S. history.

    Part 1. In this historical miniseries following CIA activities over a 40-year time period, from the beginning of the Cold War to the demise of the Soviet Union, rookie agent Jack McCauliffe...

  40. Wild Things

    1 Video

    1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

    Two greedy coeds conspire with their guidance counselor.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A top-notch ensemble cast makes the sly, melodramatic material of this delightfully salacious, kitschy cult classic sing.

    When manipulative teen socialite Kelly Van Ryan fails to attract the attention of her hunky high school guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo, she accuses him of rape. Sam is arrested, but then ...

  41. Supporting Characters

    1 Video

    2012 • NR • Drama, Comedy

    A lo-fi New York story about friendship.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: It's a thoroughly charming indie film, supported by a stellar cast that includes Lena Dunham.

    Best friend film editors are hired to salvage a bungled feature from its maniacal director as they wrestle with their own relationships. Starring Alex Karpovsky from 'Girls' and Tarik Lowe from 'Whiplash,' this small feature celebrates the ups and downs of persona...

  42. Erik Feig's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    Movie recommendations from Erik Feig, the Co-President of the Motion Picture Group at Lionsgate Entertainment

    The Co-President of the Motion Picture Group at Lionsgate Entertainment, Erik Feig is a veteran of the film industry, and a life-long movie lover. As a producer on cult classics such as 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and 'Slackers,' Erik's appreciation for film is informed by decades of experience.

  43. Ali

    1 Video

    2001 • R • Biography, Drama, Sports

    Will Smith is boxing legend, Mohammad Ali.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Smith earned critical accolades – and an Academy Award® nomination – for his total transformation into the American icon.

    Director Michael Mann skillfully chronicles ten years in the life of sports legend Mohammad Ali, from the champ's early days as Cassius Clay - an Olympic gold medalist-turned pro-boxer - to his conversion to Islam, notorious...

  44. Garry Marshall's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from director and producer Garry Marshall, known for 'Pretty Woman' and 'Happy Days'

    Born in the Bronx, Garry Marshall made America laugh. He created some of the most popular sitcoms on TV - “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy,” and the box office hit “Pretty Woman.”

  45. Coco Before Chanel

    2 Videos

    2009 • PG-13 • Biography, Drama, International

    “There’s no one else like you.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: You know the iconic brand, but do you know how its namesake used her grit, guile and talent to become a fashion legend?

    Raised in an orphanage and taught to sew, Gabrielle Chanel earns her nickname ‘Coco’ from her first career pursuit as a nightclub singer. A guest of Baron Balsan, a wealthy landowner, she develops her sense of style amidst his...

  46. Phoebe Robinson's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    Movie recommendations from stand-up comic, writer and podcaster Phoebe Robinson, known for 'Broad City,' 'Girl Code,' '2 Dope Queens'

    Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and podcaster who has appeared on NBC’s 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' and Comedy Central’s 'Broad City.' Her writing has been featured in multiple publications, she is a staff writer on MTV’s 'Girl Code,' and she is the creator and costar of the hit WNYC pod...

  47. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

    6 Videos

    "2011 • PG-13 • Documentary, Biography

    “Style - all who have it share one thing: originality.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Her revolutionary vision embraced the magic and power of fashion - and you’ll be captivated by what she saw.

    The eponymous Empress of Fashion, Diana Vreeland, fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, sits down with author George Plimpton to discuss her revolutionary life and accomplishments. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreel...

  48. Cara Cusumano's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from Cara Cusumano, the Director of Programming for the Tribeca Film Festival

    As Director of Programming for Tribeca Film Festival, which she first joined in 2008, Cara Cusumano oversees feature film and TV programming for the festival.

  49. Lili Taylor's Shortlist

    4 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Lili Taylor, known for ABC’s 'American Crime,' 'The Conjuring' and 'Mystic Pizza'

    Lili Taylor made her big screen debut in 'Mystic Pizza' and can currently be seen in Marty Nixon's directorial debut, 'To the Bone,' opposite Keanu Reeves. She is also returning for the third season of the critically acclaimed ABC series 'American Crime,' which earned her an Emmy nomination. Her past film credits include 'The Conjur...

  50. Last Tango in Paris

    6 Videos

    1972 • NC-17 • Romance, Drama

    The controversial erotic drama from Bertolucci and Brando.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Bernardo Bertolucci’s art-house classic features an aggressively masculine Brando and one of the most infamous sex scenes ever filmed.

    An American mourning his wife's suicide gets involved with a young Parisian woman and insists that they don't exchange names or personal information. Hailed by Pauline Kael as "the most powerfully erot...

  51. Hannibal

    1 Video

    2001 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Horror, Drama

    He’s having an old friend for dinner.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Anthony Hopkins' second go as the infamous cannibal is an elegant, naughty, and knowing portrayal of one of cinema’s most beloved villains.

    Famed cannibal and psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter is on the loose. Can FBI Agent Clarice Starling track him down before he sits down for supper? Director Ridley Scott tries his hand at the Lecter fran...

  52. Jill Kargman's Shortlist

    2 Videos

    Movie recommendations from writer and actor Jill Kargman, known for Bravo’s ‘Odd Mom Out’ and 'Momzillas'

    Jill Kargman created and stars in the Bravo comedy series 'Odd Mom Out.' A born and bred New Yorker, she is a New York Times best-selling author of multiple books, including 'The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund,' her personal essay collection, 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut,' as well as 'Momzillas,' which was translated into fourteen languages and appeared ...

  53. Ry Russo-Young: The Pool

    1 Video

    Ry Russo-Young shares her video recommendation of "The Pool," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  54. Ry Russo-Young: Jesus' Son

    1 Video

    Ry Russo-Young shares her video recommendation of "Jesus' Son," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  55. Logan Browning's "Slumber Party" Movies

    3 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Logan Browning, known for 'Dear White People,' 'Hit the Floor,' 'Powers'

    Logan Browning currently stars as Samantha White on the TV series ‘Dear White People.’ The ongoing series takes a satirical but piercing look at social and racial injustice in America through the lens of a group of students of color on a predominately white Ivy League campus. She first got her start at a young age in kid-friendly roles on ‘...

  56. Ry Russo-Young: Away From Her

    1 Video

    Ry Russo-Young shares her video recommendation of "Away From Her," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  57. Dominic Monaghan: This Is Spinal Tap

    1 Video

    Dominic Monaghan shares his video recommendation of "This Is Spinal Tap," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  58. Dominic Monaghan: Let The Right One In

    1 Video

    Dominic Monaghan shares his video recommendation of "Let The Right One In," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  59. Dominic Monaghan: Glengarry Glen Ross

    1 Video

    Dominic Monaghan shares his video recommendation of "Glengarry Glen Ross," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  60. Dominic Monaghan: Alan Partridge

    1 Video

    Dominic Monaghan shares his video recommendation of "Alan Partridge," a handpicked film available on Tribeca Shortlist.

  61. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    4 Videos

    1957 • PG • Action & Adventure, War, Award Winning

    Winner of seven Oscars®, including Best Picture.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Simply put, this iconic war film is one of the greatest movies ever made.

    When two opposing commanding officers are forced to build a bridge together, more than just pride is at stake - whole nations face off. An all-encompassing epic, and considered by many to be one of the greatest movies ever made, this late '50s classic...

  62. Computer Chess

    2 Videos

    2013 • NR • Comedy

    "A funny, low-key look at nerd culture..."- H. Hart, Wired

    WHY WE PICKED IT: An inventive and eccentric look at the time before technology fit in your pocket, shot entirely on 1980s-era video.

    Computer chess software programmers convene over a weekend in a contest between man and machine. In this 2013 avant-garde comedy, the father of the Mumblecore Movement, director Andrew Bujalski takes a deep dive into nerd culture.
    ...

  63. Sparrows Dance

    1 Video

    2013 • NR • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Calling the plumber could change your life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This indie offers a fresh take on the tired romantic comedy genre with great depictions of its well-crafted characters.

    When her toilet overflows, a young actress who hasn’t gone outside in a year, reluctantly hires a plumber to fix the pipes but then she falls in love with him. Director Noah Buschel achieves a lifetime in one room with Marin I...

  64. Peter's Friends

    1 Video

    1992 • R • Comedy, Drama, Romance, LGBT

    Life-long friendships weather an ulterior motive.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Sometimes called a British version of ‘The Big Chill,’ this lively, charming comedy brings just the right amount of bittersweet nostalgia.

    Peter has invited his best friends from the Oxford theater department to his estate for a 10-year reunion on New Year’s Eve, but he has an ulterior motive. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, an all-star...

  65. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 3

    1 Video

    2012 • TV-14 • Drama, Romance, Award winning

    Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton lead the legendary clans.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This engrossing retelling of the well-known family feud offers an entertaining and enlightening look at an oft mythologized bit of history.

    Part 3. Close friends and Confederate soldiers Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy return to their neighboring homes in West Virginia and Kentucky after the Civil War only to quickl...

  66. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 2

    1 Video

    2012 • TV-14 • Drama, Romance, Award winning

    Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton lead the legendary clans.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This engrossing retelling of the well-known family feud offers an entertaining and enlightening look at an oft mythologized bit of history.

    Part 2. Close friends and Confederate soldiers Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy return to their neighboring homes in West Virginia and Kentucky after the Civil War only to quickl...

  67. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1

    3 Videos

    2012 • TV-14 • Drama, Romance, Award winning

    Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton lead the legendary clans.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This engrossing retelling of the well-known family feud offers an entertaining and enlightening look at an oft mythologized bit of history.

    Part 1. Close friends and Confederate soldiers Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy return to their neighboring homes in West Virginia and Kentucky after the Civil War only to quickl...

  68. Essential Killing

    1 Video

    2011 • NR • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, International

    Vincent Gallo is an Afghan POW on the run from his captors.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Shot with very little dialogue, this unforgettable War on Terror film is unlike any you’ve ever seen.

    This powerful drama from acclaimed Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski, follows Mohammed, in a virtually non-verbal performance from Vincent Gallo, who has shot down and killed two American security operatives i...

  69. Perfume

    1 Video

    2001 • R • Drama

    A week in the lives of fashion industry luminaries.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: While the director and screenwriter outlined the character arcs for each storyline, each actor improvised their dialogue completely.

    High-profile fashion industry players converge on the eve of a major show, including internationally famous designer Lorenzo Mancini, who learns that he is dying of cancer and thus seeks to make peace with both his ex-wife ...

  70. Just Before I Go

    1 Video

    2014 • R • Comedy, Drama

    Ted decides to revisit his hometown before taking his life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Courteney Cox’s directorial debut mixes genuine emotion with raunchy humor to create a quirky, ultimately optimistic take on life and love.

    Ted Morgan is giving up on life. After his wife leaves him, he begins seriously contemplating suicide, but decides first to revisit his hometown and confront the people he holds responsible for making...

  71. Chained

    1 Video

    2012 • R • Horror, Crimes & Thrillers

    A young boy is forced to become a serial killer in training.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This subversive horror film from Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David) offers a disturbing yet thoughtful look at cyclical violence.

    On their way home from the movies, nine-year-old Tim and his mother are abducted by cab driving serial killer Bob, who murders the mother but keeps the young boy chained in his home as an unwillin...

  72. Europa

    1 Video

    1991 • R • Drama, International, War

    Lars von Trier’s stylistic take on postwar Germany.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The third and final film of director Lars von Trier’s Europa trilogy boasts astonishing imagery and meticulously created costumes and sets.

    Naïve American pacifist Leopold Kessler goes to US-occupied Germany shortly after the end of World War II to work on the nightmarish Zentropa railway, only to find himself falling in love with ...

  73. Mississippi Burning

    1 Video

    1988 • R • Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Award Winning

    The FBI takes on the Klan in this 1964-set thriller.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The acting is exceptional in this crime drama, inspired by the true story of three murdered civil rights workers in 1964.

    Inspired by real events, 'Mississippi Burning' tells the story of two FBI agents in 1964, sent to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers from a town under the thumb of the Ku Kl...

  74. SLC Punk

    1 Video

    1988 • R • Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals

    Meet the only punk rockers in 1980s Salt Lake City.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: James Merendino’s loosely autobiographical tale is a fresh, funny portrayal of suburbanite punk rockers with a top-notch soundtrack.

    Recent college grads and proud punk rock devotees Stevo and Heroin Bob are fish out of water in conservative Salt Lake City, with bright blue Mohawks and anarchist ideals. Hopping from party to pa...

  75. Monsters

    2 Videos

    2010 • R • Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, International

    The feature debut from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' director, Gareth Edwards.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: We love the mix of political commentary and sci-fi in this film - and so did the audience at SXSW, where it won the Midnight Audience Award.

    When a NASA probe containing alien samples crashes into Central America new life forms emerge that require quarantining half of Mexico. T...

  76. Searching for Bobby Fischer

    1 Video

    1993 • PG • Biography, Drama, Sports

    A young chess prodigy struggles with the burden of his gift.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: You don't have to know or love chess to appreciate this insightful look at the price of genius.

    Josh Waitzkin is just a regular 7-year-old kid – until one day, he shows an interest in chess and easily beats his father at a game. Fascinated with “speed chess" games played in Washington Square Park, he begins studying the gam...

  77. 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters

    1 Video

    2016 • NR • Documentary

    The rise, fall and rebirth of the art of movie posters.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This insightful documentary reveals how art, commerce and culture collide in our fascination with movie posters, both classic and reimagined.

    Exclusive streaming premiere. Filmmaker Kevin Burke chronicles the rise, fall and recent resurrection of the illustrated movie poster in a documentary examining the history of movie posters in general an...

  78. The Silence of the Lambs

    4 Videos

    1991 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Horror, Award Winning

    The first horror film to win five Oscars.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This iconic, arguably unsurpassed thriller gave us one of the most terrifying villains of all time in Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter.

    A young F.B.I. cadet confronts an incarcerated mastermind killer in order to catch the depraved Buffalo Bill serial killer. Winner of five Academy Awards®, director Jonathan Demme's film capture...

  79. Wildflower

    1 Video

    1991 • PG-13 • Drama, Romance

    Resourceful teens help an abused girl in the 1930s South.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A young Reese Witherspoon and Patricia Arquette shine in this touching story that was also Diane Keaton’s full-length directorial debut.

    In the rural South of the 1930s, teenage siblings Sammy and Ellie stumble upon Alice, an epileptic girl alone in a shack where her abusive stepfather forces her to live because he believes her seizur...

  80. Whores' Glory

    1 Video

    2011 • NR • Documentary, International

    A modern day look at the world’s oldest profession.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The third film in Michael Glawogger's globalization trilogy offers an unforgettable, journalistic look at prostitution.

    A searing look into the business of prostitution, and the women it impacts - and confines - in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico. Michael Glawogger’s camera bypasses the neon lights for an honest approach, one that...

  81. We Could Be King

    1 Video

    2014 • NR • Documentary, Sports

    Two rival schools forced to become one.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This inspiring documentary provides an eye-opening look at the educational crisis plaguing many urban American communities.

    When a budget crisis overwhelmed the Philadelphia school system, the city did the unthinkable: closed Germantown High School and moved its students over to its longtime archrival, Martin Luther King. This intimate documentary ch...

  82. Waxwork

    1 Video

    1988 • R • Comedy, Horror

    Wax models of iconic monsters come to life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This horror comedy is a fast-paced, wildly over-the-top romp full of both gore and laughs.

    A group of college students are invited to a late-night viewing of the Waxwork museum, whose exhibits include dioramas of legendary horror characters and gory death scenes. Once inside, one by one they find the scenes come alive and have the power to transport th...

  83. The Revisionaries

    1 Video

    2012 • NR • Documentary

    A must-see doc about school textbooks and the culture wars.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: You'll be gripped by the story of ultra-conservatives in Texas and their attempt to re-write the nation's textbooks.

    A serious examination of the political agenda of Don McLeroy, an outspoken conservative school board chairman in Texas who favors creationism over evolution. McLeroy exerts an influence on what over five million Texas school...

  84. The Pool

    2 Videos

    2008 • UR • Drama, International

    An impoverished teen struggles in class-dominated India.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: American filmmaker Chris Smith shot this film in Hindi without understanding a word and used non-actors to tell his moving story.

    A poor teenager, who sells plastic bags and changes beds in a hotel, becomes obsessed with a rich man’s swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life is turned upside-down when he att...

  85. The Piano

    2 Videos

    1993 • R • Romance, Drama, Award Winning

    Harvey Keitel and Holly Hunter infused with music and desire.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Holly Hunter won a well-deserved Oscar® for this performance - despite not speaking a single word.

    Set in 1851, a mute Scottish woman arrives in colonial New Zealand for an arranged marriage, with her precocious young daughter and beloved piano in tow. Her practical new husband refuses to transport the piano to their ho...

  86. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    1 Video

    2009 • PG-13 • Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense

    A surreal parable about a man wagering with the devil.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Heath Ledger’s final onscreen appearance in this intoxicatingly imaginative, darkly beautiful spectacle of a film is mesmerizing.

    Terry Gilliam crafts the fantastical tale of Dr. Parnassus and his imaginarium, a metaphysical funhouse in which audience members must choose between good and ...

  87. The Howling

    1 Video

    1981 • R • Horror

    Good werewolf films are elusive. This is one of the best.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This modern werewolf film features a clever, cheeky script from indie auteur John Sayles.

    A TV newswoman has a terrifying encounter with a serial killer and develops amnesia. Plagued by nightmares, she goes to a secluded recovery resort only to find that the residents are more than just neurotic. Great effects and a smart script co-written by John...

  88. The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    2 Videos

    2000 • PG-13 • Documentary, Biography

    The rise and fall of televangelist queen Tammy Faye Bakker.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This more-dramatic-than-daytime-soaps doc is entertaining and eye opening, offering a new perspective on a uniquely American icon.

    RuPaul narrates this revealing and compassionate documentary at one of America’s most famous televangelists (and fake eye lash proponents), Tammy Faye Bakker, from her love at first sight meeting ...

  89. The Dresser

    1 Video

    2015 • NR • Drama, International

    The show must go on – even during the London Blitz.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins play off each other brilliantly in this thoughtful examination of why, exactly, we insist upon making art.

    A touring Shakespearean theatre company is determined to put on a production of ‘King Lear’ in the midst of World War II’s London Blitz. But with the health of the aging lead actor, known only as Sir,...

  90. The Broken Circle Breakdown

    1 Video

    2013 • NR • Drama, International, Music & Musicals

    A Belgian drama steeped in love, tragedy and bluegrass.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The amazing music in this film version of Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels’ play is matched by the sparkling performances of its leads.

    Elise is a talented tattoo artist. Didier loves to play the banjo. Both share an enthusiasm for American music and culture, and when they meet, it’s love at first sight. When trag...

  91. Still Life

    1 Video

    2013 • NR • Drama, International

    What happens to those found dead and alone?

    WHY WE PICKED IT: British character actor Eddie Marsan brings a delicate, meditative soulfulness to this nuanced tale of lives lived in loneliness.

    The mild-mannered John May believes that everyone deserves a dignified death, and dedicates his life to his civil service job in South London tracking down the next-of-kin of, writing eulogies, and arranging funerals f...

  92. Scary Movie

    1 Video

    2000 • R • Comedy

    Keenen Ivory Wayans launches a horror parody franchise.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever, crude send-up of horror classics is packed with copious pop culture references any movie lover will appreciate.

    Bumbling teenagers are pursued by the inept Ghostface killer. The minds behind ‘I'm Gonna Git You Sucka’ and ‘In Living Color’ tackle horror and slasher films with topical flair that parodies the big box office thrillers of i...

  93. Roman Holiday

    1 Video

    1953 • NR • Comedy, Romance, Award Winning

    Fall in love (again) with this timeless romantic comedy classic.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This charming, modern twist on the Cinderella story catapulted a then unknown Audrey Hepburn to stardom.

    Audrey Hepburn is Princess Ann, a young royal overwhelmed by her duties who decides to play hooky for a night alone in Rome. When she falls asleep on a park bench, American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) ta...

  94. No Country for Old Men

    2 Videos

    2007 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Award Winning

    “What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss?”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Fantastic performances from Harrelson, Brolin, Bardem and Jones infuse this film with slow-burning tension.

    When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. As an enigmatic kill...

  95. Misery Loves Comedy

    1 Video

    2015 • NR • Documentary, Comedy

    The doc that asks: do you have to be miserable to be funny?

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Actor Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut features revealing – and yes, often funny – personal stories from some of today’s top comedians.

    More than 60 famous funny faces tackle the common conception that comedians and other funny folk are often sad at heart in this engaging documentary tailor-made for comedy nerds featuring intervi...

  96. Meatballs

    1 Video

    1979 • PG • Comedy, International

    Bill Murray as the wacky camp counselor you always wanted.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This classic screwball comedy launched the careers of both its director, Ivan Reitman, and its then-new-to-film star, Bill Murray.

    Bill Murray is Tripper Harrison, head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp North Star who, over the course of one summer, leads a bevy of misfit counselors, takes the anxious 11-year-old anx...

  97. Man on Wire

    4 Videos

    2008 • PG-13 • Documentary, Biography, Award Winning

    Known as “the artistic crime of the century."

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This doc plays like a heist movie: a daring team pulls off the impossible for one man to attempt the unimaginable.

    In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit illegally spent an hour doing a high-wire routine between Manhattan’s Twin Towers at the World Trade Center. Director James Marsh crafts his documentary like a heist film, usin...

  98. Like Water for Chocolate

    4 Videos

    1992 • R • Romance, Drama, International

    Food and desire light up the screen in this irresistible classic. 

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This internationally beloved romantic fable charms with its blends of classic melodrama and magical realism.

    Based on the book by Laura Esquivel, a love for the kitchen and magical realism fuse into a story about smoldering desire and passion. Denied Tita’s hand, Pedro marries her sister, Rosaura, and life in a res...

  99. Let The Right One In

    5 Videos

    2008 • R • Horror, Romance, International

    A bullied 12-year-old befriends a vampire in Stockholm.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Tender yet still somewhat gory, this is a brilliantly told vampire love story like no other.

    Regularly tormented by bullies, Oskar is an awkward child growing up in the suburbs of Stockholm until he forms a bond with a mysterious stranger who only shows up at night. Easily one of the best films of 2008, director Tomas Alfred...

  100. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    2 Videos

    2005 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, International

    A Korean revenge thriller gives the leading lady the edge.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Brutal and beautiful, this award winning conclusion to Park Chan-wook’s 'Vengeance' trilogy has shocked audiences around the world.

    Note: English subtitles are not available. Please use the Closed Caption [CC] feature on your device.

    A woman is accused of murdering a five-year-old child and sent to prison for ...

  101. La Grande Illusion

    1 Video

    1937 • NR • Drama, War, International

    Jean Renoir’s eloquent antiwar masterpiece.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Renoir’s drama was the first foreign film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar® and is often hailed as one of the best movies ever made.

    Two French soldiers, the aristocratic Captain de Boeldieu and his mechanic, Lieutenant Maréchal, are captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. They first join a group of prisoners who have...

  102. I Am David

    1 Video

    2004 • PG • Drama

    A 12-year-old boy escapes an Eastern European prison camp.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Pre-‘Bridesmaids,’ post-‘Freaks and Geeks’ Paul Feig made his directorial debut with this affecting adaptation of Anne Holm's novel.

    David is a young orphan, alone in Bulgarian labor camp where he has spent his entire life, when he miraculously manages to escape. With only a loaf of bread, a compass, and a sealed letter to deliver to Denmark, he...

  103. Hostel

    1 Video

    2006 • R • Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Crimes & Thrillers

    Eli Roth, with help from Tarantino, pushed the boundaries of American horror.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This beloved, extremely gory horror film made headlines for its over-the-top violence and spawned two sequels.

    Recent American college grads Josh and Paxton are backpacking across Europe with their new Icelandic friend Oli when a fellow traveler convinces them to travel to a Slovakian ...

  104. Harvard Beats Yale 29 to 29

    2 Videos

    2008 • PG • Documentary, Sports

    What every fan wants if your team is losing!

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This acclaimed documentary depicts one of the most legendary games in the history of sports.

    On November 23, 1968, in the midst of the raging 60s, the Harvard and Yale football clubs face off for the first time since 1909. The game has been called "the most famous football game in Ivy League history." Director Kevin Rafferty recreates a highly su...

  105. Goya's Ghosts

    1 Video

    2007 • R • Biography, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    The director of 'Amadeus' probes the life of another artist.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Milos Forman's gorgeous film echoes the paintings of its subject, the great Spanish master Goya.

    Life in 18th century Spain was full of turmoil. Through these difficult times the painter Francisco Goya managed to capture brutality of the royal court as well as the essence and beauty of the people who suffere...

  106. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunte...

    1 Video

    2008 • R • Documentary, Biography, Drama

    Johnny Depp narrates this insightful doc of the writer.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A revealing portrait of the legendary writer, narrated by the actor who brought his alter-ego to life in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.’

    This stylized documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney appreciatively chronicles the life of iconic writer and gonzo journalism creator Hunter S. Thompson from 1965 to 1...

  107. Girlfight

    2 Videos

    2000 • R • Drama, Sports, Award Winning

    A frustrated high schooler finds solace in the boxing ring.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: DIRECTOR Karyn Kusama and actress Michelle Rodriguez both made their feature film debuts with in this powerful coming-of-age drama.

    Troubled high school senior Diana lives with her brother and dad in a Brooklyn housing project. Filled with frustration, she picks her sibling up from a local boxing gym one afternoon and is i...

  108. Fire in Babylon

    1 Video

    2010 • NR • Documentary, Sports, International

    You don't need to understand cricket to love this movie.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This uplifting story of triumph over adversity is also a fascinating look at one of the most gifted sports teams in history.

    A documentary about players from different nations overcoming racial disparities and prejudice to form the dominant West Indies Cricket teams of the '70s and '80s. From the director of ‘Listen to...

  109. Downloaded

    1 Video

    "2013 • NR • Documentary

    Music met tech, and history was made: the story of Napster.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This fascinating glimpse at the renegade days of digital music offers an insider’s look at the paradigm-shifting start of social sharing.

    Napster was the first peer-to-peer file sharing network that truly threatened the recording industry. Director Alex Winter takes a look at its rise and fall, and introduces us to the hackers who create...

  110. Dogtooth

    1 Video

    2009 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    A dark comedy from the director of 'The Lobster.'

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This odd, deliberately-paced film gets under your skin - and put Greek cinema back on the map.

    Three siblings are cut off from the world by their over-protective parents and forced to compete for love and affection. Director Yorgos Lanthimos commands this Greek Oscar®-nominated black comedy inspired by his personal doubt...

  111. Desperado

    1 Video

    1995 • R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers

    Antonio Banderas as a vengeful troubadour-turned-gunslinger.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Robert Rodriguez winningly expands on the scruffy no-budget wonder of ‘El Mariachi’ in this bloody, adrenaline-packed pulp western.

    The second installment in director Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy stars Antonio Banderas as the revenge-seeking El Mariachi. Hellbent on tracking and killing the evil drug kingpi...

  112. Cooties

    1 Video

    2014 • R • Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Elementary school kids turn into killer zombies.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The jokes and the gore go gloriously hand in hand in this tongue-in-cheek zombie flick that falls just on the right side of bad taste.

    Blame the chicken nuggets: when a mysterious food virus in an isolated elementary school cafeteria turns the kids into flesh-eating zombies, a group of misfit teachers band together to fi...

  113. Chuck & Buck

    2 Videos

    2000 • R • Comedy, Drama, LGBT

    Buck is obsessed with his childhood best friend, Chuck.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Mike White wrote and stars in this daring, intentionally awkward dark comedy about arrested development.

    Following the death of his mother, 27-year-old man-child Buck reunites with his childhood friend, Chuck, now an up-and-coming record executive. Failing to realize that his onetime bestie has – clearly – moved on, Buck instead follow...

  114. Cabin Fever

    1 Video

    2003 • R • Horror, Crimes & Thrillers

    Beware of flesh-eating viruses in the woods.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Horror director Eli Roth’s debut pays loving, bloody homage to genre classics ‘The Evil Dead’ and ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.’

    Five college friends head to a remote cabin in the woods to blow off some steam when their celebrations are interrupted by a hermit dripping in blood and begging for help. Terrified, they refuse – but not before...

  115. Bully

    1 Video

    2001 • R • Biography, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    Director Larry Clark takes on a true story of teen murder.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A raw, unflinching portrait of teen criminals that skips the easy moralizing of mainstream movies.

    "The hit man needs a ride" in this chilling psychological drama based on the true story of a group of Florida teens who decide to murder a bully when his persistent abuse becomes too much. 'Kids' director Larry Clark o...

  116. Bottle Rocket

    1 Video

    1996 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Comedy, Drama

    Wes Anderson’s cult classic debut film.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This raffishly charming comedy introduced both the slightly surreal style of Wes Anderson and the easygoing appeal of the Wilson brothers.

    Anthony is released from a mental hospital, but instead of walking out the door, he ‘escapes’ out a window with the help of his friend Dignan in this offbeat caper comedy co-written by Wes Anderson an...

  117. Pina

    1 Video

    2011 • PG • Documentary, International

    A stunning tribute to legendary choreographer, Pina Bausch.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This beautifully shot tribute to the German modern-dance pioneer movingly showcases the bold legacy of an artistic visionary.

    Filmmaker Wim Wenders explores the life and work of the influential contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009, in a performance documentary featuring dancers from Bausch’s legenda...

  118. Terry Crews: The September Issue

    1 Video

  119. Tyler Perry: The Hurt Locker

    1 Video

  120. Wendy Williams: The Hurt Locker

    1 Video

  121. Griffin Dunne: Ran

    1 Video

  122. Tahj Mowry Recommends 'The Hurt Locker'

    1 Video

  123. Derek Cianfrance: Peeping Tom

    1 Video

  124. Alec Baldwin: Light Sleeper

    1 Video

  125. Alec Baldwin: Carnal Knowledge

    1 Video

  126. The Voices

    1 Video

    2014 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Horror

    Ryan Reynolds’ pets are talking to him.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Reynolds turns in a tour de force performance in this stylish, utterly original black comedy.

    Jerry appears to be a normal, happy-go-lucky guy working at the local bathtub factory – except for one small detail: his dog, Bosco, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers, are talking to him. When he pursues his office crush, Fiona, and accidentally ends up...

  127. What We Did on Our Holiday

    1 Video

    2014 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, International

    Doug and Abi’s kids can’t keep a secret.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever British comedy, inspired by the hit BBC show ‘Outnumbered,’ is a subtly funny romp featuring a pre-‘Gone Girl’ Rosamund Pike.

    Soon-to-be-divorced couple Doug and Abi McLeod reunite to take their three kids on a trip to Scotland to celebrate the 75th birthday of Doug’s terminally ill father. Doug and Abi have asked their childr...

  128. Undiscovered

    1 Video

    2005 • PG-13 • Comedy, Music & Musicals, Romance

    Aspiring actors and musicians try to make it in L.A.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This sweet melodrama – featuring a much-hyped supporting performance from Ashlee Simpson – is so cheesy, it’s downright delightful.

    Aspiring actress Brier moves from New York to Los Angeles with dreams of stardom, and with the support of her agent and surrogate mom, Carrie, lands a spot in a coveted acting class, where ...

  129. Twice Upon a Yesterday

    1 Video

    1998 • R • Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    A struggling actor stumbles upon a romantic do-over.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Spanish director Maria Ripoll’s debut film is a quirky, cross-cultural romantic comedy that has some fun with the idea of fate.

    Out of work actor Victor is drunk and heartbroken over the impending marriage of his ex, Sylvia, when he meets two otherworldly trash collectors who send him back in time to the day they broke...

  130. The Nights of Cabiria

    2 Videos

    1967 • NR • Drama, Award Winning, International

    A naïve prostitute searches for love in this late '50s classic.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gritty Fellini film is a must-see, and one of the seminal filmmaker's most moving works.

    Giulietta Masina (Federico Fellini’s wife) is Cabiria, an endlessly optimistic hooker with a heart of gold who won’t stop looking for love in the seediest sections of Rome, despite encountering nothing but humiliation ...

  131. Tanner Hall

    1 Video

    2009 • R • Drama, Romance

    A new student shakes up a New England boarding school.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever coming-of-age story from Tatiana von Fürstenberg (daughter of Diana) showcases a pre-stardom Rooney Mara and Brie Larson.

    As the shy and studious Fernanda begins her senior year at exclusive all-girls boarding school Tanner Hall, she is surprised by the arrival of a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-...

  132. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

    1 Video

    1991 • R • Drama, Comedy, Documentary

    A series of satirical monologues on big city life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Bogosian’s witty one-man show is a multifaceted, clever critique of society couched in an energetic, ferocious performance.

    Performance artist/comedian Eric Bogosian hilariously embodies ten oddball urban characters in this filmed record of the Off-Broadway stage show of the same name, including a garrulous subway panhandler, a high-p...

  133. Little Monsters

    1 Video

    1989 • PG • Action & Adventure, Comedy

    Fred Savage finds a friendly monster under the bed.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This classic kids’ movie is a fantastic late-80s time capsule whose timeless themes of friendship and a little mischievous fun age well.

    Lonely after moving to a new town, 11-year-old Brian finds a surprising new friend in the form of Maurice, a mischievous blue monster living under the bed, and begins spending his nights with him i...

  134. Eulogy

    1 Video

    2004 • R • Comedy, Drama

    Dysfunction rules at the funeral of a family patriarch.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A strong ensemble cast including Zooey Deschanel, Hank Azaria, Ray Romano, and Debra Winger delivers deadpan humor with perfect pitch.

    Three generations of the dysfunctional Collins family convene in Rhode Island for the funeral of their cranky patriarch, where granddaughter Kate finds herself charged with penning the eulogy while her washed...

  135. Daydream Nation

    1 Video

    2010 • R • Drama, Romance, International

    A city kid moves to a small town and seduces her teacher.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Kat Dennings stuns in this angsty effort that’s been called a potent mix of ‘Juno,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Donnie Darko,’ and ‘Twin Peaks.’

    Lethally sarcastic, seventeen-year-old city kid Caroline Wexler is forced to move with her father to a small town where she feels she has nothing in common with anyone – except, perhaps, he...

  136. But I'm a Cheerleader

    1 Video

    1999 • R • Comedy, Romance, LGBT

    Natasha Lyonne goes to gay conversion therapy.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever, colorful satire of gender stereotypes and sexual norms remains all too relevant in today’s cultural and political climate.

    Megan is a sunny high school cheerleader dating the captain of the football team, but she doesn’t enjoy kissing him all that much, prefers the company of her fellow cheerleaders, and likes Melissa Etheridge an...

  137. Branded

    1 Video

    2012 • R • Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crimes & Thrillers

    What happens if corporate brands control the world?

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This Russian sci-fi thriller ambitiously explores the manipulative nature of marketing and its potential impact on global culture.

    In a dystopian future where corporate brands have conspired to create a disillusioned population that embraces unbridled consumer consumption, Misha, a former advertising execut...

  138. Blue Steel

    2 Videos

    1989 • R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    A rookie cop becomes the subject of a killer’s obsession.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This early film from ‘Hurt Locker’ director Kathryn Bigelow is a sharp, psycho-sexual cat-and-mouse thriller packed with suspense.

    Jamie Lee Curtis is Megan Turner, a rookie NYPD officer who shoots and kills a convenience store robber on her first day on the job. When a psychopathic Wall Street trader at the...

  139. According to Greta

    1 Video

    2009 • PG-13 • Drama, Romance

    Hilary Duff is a suicidal teenager in love.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: 2000s tween queen Hilary Duff tackles grown-up issues in this engrossing melodrama featuring moving performances from Evan Ross and Ellen Burstyn.

    After her indifferent mother gets married for the third time, the sarcastic and self-destructive Greta is sent to live with her grandparents on the Jersey Shore for the summer and lets it be known that sh...

  140. 10 Years

    1 Video

    2011 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    It’s high school you, ten years later. Only better looking.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Screenwriter Jamie Linden’s directorial debut boasts an impressive ensemble cast including real life couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

    Friends reunite at their tenth high school reunion, but some of them still haven’t exactly grown up: Jake arrives ready to propose to his girlfriend – until he runs into his old f...

  141. The Wicker Man

    2 Videos

    1973 • R • Mystery & Suspense, Horror, Crimes & Thrillers

    A unique and terrifying horror film set among an island cult.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This chilling film famously referred to as "the ‘Citizen Kane’ of horror movies" is often cited as one of the scariest movies ever made.

    Inspired by David Pinner's 1967 novel "Ritual," this film follows Police Sergeant Neil Howie as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl on an isolated, Scotti...

  142. The September Issue

    3 Videos

    2009 • PG-13 • Documentary

    R.J. Cutler puts Vogue's September issue into high gear.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This doc offers a look at life inside Wintour's Vogue, before the Internet altered the print magazine business forever.

    An intimate behind-the-scenes look at Vogue's legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors. This 2009 Sundance Film Festival winner tells the captivating story of how they create the mus...

  143. The Inbetweeners

    1 Video

    2012 • R • Comedy, International

    A bawdy British take on sex comedies like ‘American Pie.’

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Based on the hugely popular British TV series of the same name, this party parable set the record for the biggest opening weekend for a comedy film in the U.K.

    It’s spring break, British style. A group of geeky best friends, just graduated from their suburban London high school, decide to set out on a wild sun and booze-filled vacat...

  144. The Gate

    1 Video

    1999 • R • Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror

    Two young boys accidentally open the gates of hell.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This cult classic horror film, beloved by children of the ‘80s, also happens to be Stephen Dorff's first feature film role.

    With his parents out of town for the weekend, a bored young Glen and his friend Terry decide to explore his backyard and discover a strange stone hidden in a hole in the ground left behind by a tree-remov...

  145. Teeth

    1 Video

    2007 • R • Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    The vagina dentata myth as tongue-in-cheek horror movie.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This darkly comic story from director Mitchell Lichtenstein puts a provocative feminist spin on horror movie clichés.

    High school student Dawn O’Keefe is fiercely dedicated to chastity and the most active participate in a local Christian abstinence group called the Promise. But when she becomes the victim of sexu...

  146. Requiem for a Dream

    2 Videos

    2000 • R • Drama, Award Winning

    Drug fueled fantasies crash hard in an unforgettable film.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: No film comes closer to capturing what it must be like to be a junkie, especially Burstyn's harrowing, amphetamine-fueled descent.

    Four people living near Coney Island have drug-induced fantasies that end with jarring repercussions. Director Darren Aronofsky, who launched his career at Sundance with the award-winning sci-fi thriller...

  147. Ran

    4 Videos

    1985 • R • International, War, Drama

    This grand epic take on King Lear is a triumph.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Akira Kurosawa's late-career masterpiece explodes with color.

    A powerful 16th-century warlord divides his kingdom among his three sons. Violence, betrayal and chaos ensue as they battle each other for control. Kurosawa spent ten years storyboarding every shot, used hundreds of horses, and hired 1,400 extras who wore suits of armor designe...

  148. Peeping Tom

    3 Videos

    1960 • NR • Horror, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    This mix of voyeurism and eroticism repelled 1960s critics.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Despite its initial harsh reception, this chilling film gained a cult following and is now considered a classic.

    The story of a part-time photographer and his voyeuristic, erotic, and murderous obsessions. Michael Powell’s psychological thriller on scopohilia is as powerful and important as Hitchcock's ‘Psycho’ and An...

  149. Panic

    1 Video

    2000 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thriller, Drama

    William H. Macy plays a hit man with a midlife crisis.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This offbeat portrayal of a gun-for-hire on the brink of a breakdown is a fresh, humorous look at dysfunctional family ties.

    A dark comedy-thriller starring William H. Macy as a contract killer in a midlife crisis who falls in love with his psychiatrist. This under-rated gem scored big with critics who appreciated the subver...

  150. Light Sleeper

    2 Videos

    1992 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    Dealing down those mean streets in a city that never sleeps.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Willem Dafoe maintains a masterfully haunting, noble presence as the man at the center of this story of alienated urban life.

    A middle-aged drug user cleans up and starts dealing “white drugs to white people” while looking for a way out. When he finds it, he finds salvation. Writer and director Paul Schrader revisits the worl...

  151. Dogville

    1 Video

    2003 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    Nicole Kidman is on the run and making dangerous friendships.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This innovative and experimental film is a thought provoking parable about the ease in which the worst sides of human nature emerge.

    Grace, a beautiful fugitive running from a team of gangsters, is looking to find shelter and help in a small isolated mountain town. When help comes as charity Grace learns there’s always a pri...

  152. Cube

    1 Video

    1997 • R • Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crimes & Thrillers

    Strangers find themselves trapped in a space-shifting maze.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This smart, stylish indie sci-fi movie cranks up the tension, from first scene to final frame.

    In the cult classic thriller from Vincenzo Natali that spawned a film franchise (and a currently in-development remake), a group of strangers—a cop, scientist, math student, autistic mathematical savant, renowned ...

  153. Carnal Knowledge

    5 Videos

    1971 • R • Drama, Romance, Award Winning

    It's the early 70s and everyone is talking about sex.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Mike Nichols' candid, controversial comedy is often praised for its insight into the mid-century male mind.

    Life-long friends Jonathan and Sandy measure themselves against one another and find that the grass is always greener on the other side. Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel star in this at-once notorious and bitter-sweet dram...

  154. Buffalo '66

    2 Videos

    1998 • NR • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Romance

    An ex-con finds love, arthouse style.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Vincent Gallo’s semi-autobiographical directorial debut is part eccentric comedy, part sweetly surprising, surreal love story.

    Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) is fresh out of prison and headed back to his hometown of Buffalo, NY. Hoping to impress his indifferent parents, he kidnaps a busty blonde tap dancing student (Christina Ricci) on th...

  155. Affliction

    1 Video

    1997 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Award Winning, Drama

    An intense, haunting film from the writer of ‘Taxi Driver’.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Paul Schrader directs this beautifully filmed story against the harsh snow-white backdrop of a town where everyone knows each other.

    Sissy Spacek, Nick Nolte, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe star in this snowy New England drama about a small town sheriff investigating the murder of a wealthy business man. The sear...

  156. 13 Assassins

    2 Videos

    2010 • R • Action & Adventure, Drama, International

    Gory and action-packed, feudal Japan with arrows and swords.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This electric remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 film is worth watching for the extensive, spectacularly filmed final battle alone.

    Masterless samurai, or ronin, are enlisted to bring down a sadistic heir to stop the country from falling into war. With 62 film credits, Japanese cult-favorite director Takashi Miike is...

  157. Naqoyqatsi

    2 Videos

    2002 • PG • Documentary, Music & Musicals

    A visual symphony of our violently globalizing world.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Without words, this film chronicles the chaos and confusion of a world in which nature has been dominated by technology.

    The third installment in Godfrey Reggio's Qatsi trilogy is a fluid essay of images on language, fame, numerical code, competition, life, and war. The tile is a noun from the Hopi language with three overlapp...

  158. Pi

    3 Videos

    1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

    A math prodigy searches for the number that will unlock the universe.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Aronofsky's imaginative, cerebral first film remains a fascinating study of the fine line between madness and genius.

    'Pi' concerns a tortured computer genius who tries to beat the stock market by unlocking the secrets of ancient holy texts. The film made a huge splash at Sundance, where it won a ...

  159. Mrs. Brown

    2 Videos

    1997 • PG • Biography, Award Winning, International

    Her Majesty is in mourning and needs a true friend.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Judi Dench is luminous as Queen Victoria, making the role seem like one she was born to play.

    Queen Victoria has lost her beloved Prince Albert, and the only man who can help is Mr. Brown, a Scot in a kilt with kind eyes and a knowing smile. In her first leading role, Dame Judi Dench shines as the fabled monarch, a rol...

  160. The House I Live In

    2 Videos

    2012 • NR • Documentary

    A documentary about the full travesty of the drugs in America.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system will make you question the 'War on Drugs.'

    An intense and tragic look at a prison system crowded with non-violent drug offenders, primarily black and facing steep sentences. “Called a ‘Silent Holocaust’ against blacks,” Roger Ebert wrote in his review, “Jarecki's film makes ...

  161. The Guard

    1 Video

    2011 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Comedy, International

    A corrupt Irish cop is assigned a straight-laced FBI agent.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Brendan Gleeson shines in a refreshing variation on the familiar buddy-cop formula.

    Straight-laced FBI Agent Everett is sent to Dublin to help with a drug bust. Of course he had to be paired with a cop as crooked as the day is long. Brendan Gleeson is a cheerfully enjoyable cop with some naïve ideas about his p...

  162. They Came Together

    2 Videos

    2014 • R • Comedy, Romance

    Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd skewer classic rom-coms.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: David Wain’s winking parody of romantic comedy cliches is half takedown, half tribute, 100 percent clever and laugh out loud funny.

    Romantic comedy tropes are lovingly turned on their head in this sublimely silly sendup starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Molly owns a quirky corner candy store in Manhattan, but Joel is an exec at the big Corpora...

  163. The Fog

    2 Videos

    1980 • R • Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crimes & Thrillers

    John Carpenter's atmospheric follow-up to 'Halloween.'

    WHY WE PICKED IT: It's an appropriately atmospheric cult classic from an undisputed modern master of the horror genre.

    A small coastal town in California is besieged by a glowing fog containing vengeful ghosts from a 100-year-old shipwreck. Stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh and Hal Holbrook. A trip to ...

  164. Layer Cake

    2 Videos

    2005 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    One last job stands between a gangster and early retirement.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Daniel Craig’s enigmatic turn in this snappy, stylized crime thriller led to his casting as the ultimate British spy: Bond, James Bond.

    When an unnamed “businessman” tries to retire from the drug trade, a high level mafioso calls in a favor. Daniel Craig stars alongside Colm Meaney (with appearances by Tom Hardy) in this ep...

  165. The Faculty

    2 Videos

    1998 • R • Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense

    Science Fiction thriller starring the Nineties and aliens.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Though big and brash, this sci-fi monster movie manages to capture essential truths about the horrors of high school.

    Erratic behavior by the teachers at Harrington High School catches the attention of a group of misfit students and erupts into a war for survival. Director Robert Rodriguez knows how...

  166. Jesus' Son

    2 Videos

    1999 • R • Drama

    Billy Crudup and Samantha Morton dream up a life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This intense, circuitous story set in the drug subculture of the 1970's is a fascinating look at the unique way one man's mind works.

    The film's hero, "FH" played by Billy Crudup, is a rumpled, hapless young man in his twenties who bounces through his days with his dreams and hallucinations blurring and merging into reality. The shaky center of his univer...

  167. Japanese Story

    2 Videos

    2003 • R • Romance, Drama, International

    A haunting cross-cultural love story with a twist.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: An unexpected love story featuring Toni Collette in one of her best performances to date.

    Toni Collette shows her astonishing range in this at times devastating romantic drama, the story of an ambitious Australian geologist and the visiting Japanese businessman who mistakes her for his driver. A night spent broken down in the dese...

  168. The Deep Blue Sea

    1 Video

    2012 • R • Romance, Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    All’s fair in love and post-World War II London.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This dreamlike adaptation of Terence Rattigan's 1952 play hinges on an extraordinary performance from Rachel Weisz.

    London, 1950s. Hester has left her husband - a wealthy judge many years her senior – for a young RAF pilot, who has, in turn, left her for his bar buddies. A brown and grey post-war haze hangs heavy over bombed-out...

  169. The Craft

    1 Video

    1996 • R • Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror

    “We are the weirdos, mister.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This cult classic introduced Neve Campbell to the big screen and movie audiences everywhere to the outsider appeal of witchcraft.

    When the troubled and lonely Sarah transfers to a Los Angeles Catholic prep school, she falls in with a trio of outsiders who are bullied by their classmates and practice witchcraft in their spare time. The teleki...

  170. In the Heat of the Night

    3 Videos

    1967 • NR • Crimes & Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense, Award Winning

    A thought-provoking murder mystery starring Sidney Poitier.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Norman Jewison’s now-classic look at murder and racism in small-town America remains strikingly relevant in the political climate of today.

    Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective traveling through the deep south, finds himself unwittingly embroiled in the Mississippi murder investig...

  171. The Chorus

    1 Video

    2004 • PG-13 • Drama, Music & Musicals, International

    A teacher explores the life changing power of music.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This inspirational, Academy Award®-nominated film avoids over-sentimentality in favor of a focus on the redemptive power of hope – and music.

    An internationally successful orchestra conductor returns home after the death of his mother and accepts a job teaching music at a dreary boarding school filled by delinquents ...

  172. The Crying Game

    4 Videos

    1992 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, LBGT

    A cerebral thriller exploring race, nationality, and sex.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Looking beyond its shocking twist, this film remains an important and haunting mystery.

    An IRA soldier in Northern Ireland has a brief but meaningful encounter with one of the prisoners being held by the group. Neil Jordan's Oscar®-winning crime drama challenges viewers to consider what it means to be genuine to one's natu...

  173. In a Better World

    1 Video

    2010 • R • Drama, International, Award Winning

    An Oscar-winning tale of two Danish families.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This ethically ambitious, beautifully shot film highlights differences between the inherently cruel and the instinctively kind.

    Acclaimed director Susanne Bier tells the story of a doctor in marital crisis, splitting his time between small-town Denmark and a refugee camp in Africa. After his older son gets bullied at school until...

  174. Boulevard

    1 Video

    2014 • R • Drama

    Robin Williams is a man with a longstanding secret.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: In his final on-screen performance, Robin Williams gives a quiet, beautifully layered portrayal of a man choosing truth after years living a lie.

    Nolan Mack is a seemingly happily married man who has worked at the same Nashville bank for more than twenty years. But when his aging father has a heart attack, Nolan decides to impulsively pick up a young gay...

  175. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her L...

    1 Video

    1989 • NC-17 • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Romance

    A bold and lavish Jacobean drama about insatiable appetites.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Masterfully designed and directed, this challenging film is anchored by indelible performances from Gambon and Mirren.

    An English gangster takes over a restaurant where his wife catches the eye of one of the regulars, leading to an affair. And cannibalism. Peter Greenaway redefined the arthouse experience with a ...

  176. Hyena

    1 Video

    2014 • NR • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, International

    A crooked-cop thriller set amidst London’s drug trade.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Gerald Johnson’s quick, stylish, ultraviolent thriller pivots on a powerhouse performance from its chameleon-like star, Peter Ferdinando.

    Michael is a corrupt undercover cop straddling both sides of the law. Tasked with stopping some of London’s most violent drug traffickers, he’s not above taking a cut from the Tu...

  177. The Comedy

    3 Videos

    2012 • NR • Comedy, Drama

    A New Yorker and his friends in games of mock sincerity.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: We bet you'll either love or hate this challenging, uncomfortable 'comedy' that all but dares you to laugh.

    Swanson, an aging hipster in Brooklyn, is on the cusp of inheriting his father's estate and becoming a man with unlimited options. Let’s see how far he can push the limits of acceptable behavior… Tim Heidecker from 'Tim & Eric Awesome...

  178. High Tension

    2 Videos

    2003 • R • Horror, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    A gruesome horror movie with a twist.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This French slasher film features over-the-top gore and a surprise ending that will leave you rethinking everything you’ve just seen.

    Best friends Alex and Marie head off to the remote French country home of Alex’s parents to study for their upcoming exams. But soon after they’re settled in, a psychopathic truck driver shows up at...

  179. Small Wonders

    1 Video

    1995 • G • Documentary, Biography, Music & Musicals

    A music teacher inspires in East Harlem.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This uplifting doc is an important entry in the never-ending and always-relevant debate over arts funding in public schools.

    In the documentary that became the basis for the Meryl Streep movie ‘Music of the Heart,’ East Harlem public school music teacher and single mother Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras has a one-of-a-kind reaction to ...

  180. Raw Deal

    1 Video

    1986 • R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers

    1980’s Arnold Schwarzenegger infiltrates the mob.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Schwarzenegger effortlessly carries this delightfully kitsch action film with his trademark one-liners and over-the-top action sequences.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is Mark Kaminsky, a former FBI agent discharged for violent behavior turned small-town sheriff. But when his old boss and current FBI chief’s son is killed by Chica...

  181. Being Evel

    1 Video

    2015 • NR • Documentary, Biography, Action & Adventure

    Meet the man behind the stunt man.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This revealing doc features interviews with the famed daredevil's friends and family, shedding light on the darker side of a legend.

    From his humble beginnings to his death-defying stunts and the wince-inducing wipeouts that saw him break every bone in his body, American daredevil icon Robert ""Evel"" Knievel gets the documentary tr...

  182. Alan Partridge

    2 Videos

    2013 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    "We're having a hoedown. I'm down, but I'm not a hoe."

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Steve Coogan’s outrageous alter ego (think a British Ron Burgundy) finally hits the big screen in this clever, utterly English comedy.

    Hilariously egocentric talk show host Alan Partridge is attempting to resurrect his career at a local radio station when he learns that he may be fired by new management – until he c...

  183. The Big Chill

    4 Videos

    1983 • R • Drama, Comedy, Romance

    Old friends reunite after the suicide of one of their own.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Kasdan's influential relationship comedy is powered by both a knockout cast and a killer soundtrack of '60s hits.

    A once close group of college friends gather for an uneasy reunion to mourn the death, by suicide, of one of their own. Throughout the course of an introspective weekend, they reminisce about their shared past and conf...

  184. Guinevere

    1 Video

    1999 • R • Romance, Drama

    "He was the worst man I ever met - or maybe the best."

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Sarah Polley’s performance was praised by critics and audiences alike, with many calling her one of the best young actresses of the day.

    Aging, alcoholic photographer Connie, is trying to bring out the best in his subjects, and the young ingénue, Harper, might be his best and his last. Sarah Polley and Stephen Rea convey an ocean of depth i...

  185. On the Road

    1 Video

    2012 • R • Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance

    Jack Kerouac's timeless, beloved “Beatnik bible.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This bold, beautifully shot adaptation captures the freewheeling, chaotic existentialism of Kerouac’s beloved book.

    Aspiring New York writer Sal Paradise hits the road with free-spirited, fast-talking Dean Moriarty and his liberated, seductive wife Marylou (a post-‘Twilight’ Kristen Stewart) on a cross-country quest to escape...

  186. Glengarry Glen Ross

    4 Videos

    1992 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense

    Every banker you’ve ever met loves Alec Baldwin in this one.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Wheeling and dealing real estate salesmen are elevated to poetic extremes in this superbly acted, monologue-laden classic.

    Four real estate brokers revel in macho, Machiavellian tactics, resulting in burglary and a police investigation. James Foley's adaptation of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play...

  187. More Than a Game

    2 Videos

    2008 • PG • Documentary, Sports

    NBA superstar LeBron James, long before he was famous.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This inspiring doc uses archival footage, never-before-seen home videos, and interviews to reveal a new side of a hardworking sports star.

    Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio – including current NBA superstar LeBron James – go from a rundown inner-city gym to the national high school championship in this remarkable...

  188. The Age of Innocence

    3 Videos

    1993 • PG • Romance, Drama

    Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Wharton's Gilded Age novel.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Scorsese showed another side of his vast talent with this lavish period drama.

    Set in the 1870s, when a social code of conduct could mean a life of malicious gossip, a distraught Countess faces scrutiny as she falls in love with a man who is set to marry another woman. Although based on an Edith Wharton novel, Scorsese considers this hi...

  189. Georgia

    1 Video

    1995 • R • Drama, Music & Musicals, Award Winning

    Some people just want to watch themselves burn.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Powerhouse performances elevate this timeless tale of sisterly strife, which earned 3.5/4 stars from Roger Ebert.

    Lost in the throes of drug and alcohol addiction, blues-rocker Sadie circles the drain while her sister, Georgia, tries to stop her from drowning. Jennifer Jason-Leigh and Best Supporting Actress nominee Mare Win...

  190. Liberal Arts

    1 Video

    2012 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Ever wish you were still in college?

    WHY WE PICKED IT: ‘How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor steps behind the camera for an affectionate look at the power of youthful nostalgia.

    35-year-old Jesse Fischer is newly single and uninspired by his college admissions job in New York City when an invitation to speak at the retirement dinner of his favorite professor brings him eagerly back to his undergrad alm...

  191. Frailty

    2 Videos

    2002 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Horror

    Matthew McConaughey stars in this surprising horror mystery.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Actor Bill Paxton’s gripping directorial debut features powerful performances and truly surprising, marvelously disturbing plot twists.

    Two young boys live a bucolic life with their loving, widowed father in small town Texas -- until the night when dear ol' dad awakens them to say he's been visited by an angel instr...

  192. This Is Spinal Tap

    7 Videos

    1984 • R • ComedyMusic & Musicals

    A rock mockumentary approved by the The Library of Congress. The British rock group "Spinal Tap" tours the U.S. in 1982 to promote their new album "Smell the Glove," while being interviewed along the way. Director Rob Reiner was almost in the band but Harry Shearer said he "didn't look good in spandex" - and it's now regularly voted the #1 cult film of all time.

  193. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    1 Video

    2002 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, International

    The first installment in a mind-bending crime trilogy.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: All three films in the 'Vengeance' trilogy are essential viewing for fans of modern Korean cinema.

    A deaf-mute factory worker tries to help his sister in need of a kidney transplant. After being stiffed by an organ dealer, he kicks things up a notch. Korean director Park Chan-wook, rightfully known for stylish crafts...

  194. Jawbreaker

    1 Video

    1999 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers

    “It’s not like we kill people … on purpose.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This killer comedy about three girls who accidentally murder their best friend earned cult status for its dark, ‘Heathers’-inspired humor.

    “I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it,” intones Courtney, the beautifully cutthroat leader of the “Flawless Four” clique that rules Reagan High, after a birthday prank goes horribly wron...

  195. Four Rooms

    1 Video

    1995 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Four Directors tackle a short story by Roald Dahl.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: It's fun to see four of the '90s leading indie directors share the bill in this hotel-set comedy anthology.

    The first night on the job for Ted - a bellhop at a posh hotel on New Year's Eve - proves to be an interesting one as he encounters a diverse mix of guests. The four stories are directed by four maste...

  196. Hannah Takes the Stairs

    1 Video

    2007 • NR • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Greta Gerwig takes on post-grad romance, Mumblecore-style.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Swanberg’s third feature embraces handheld video, improvised dialogue, and a cast of rising indie film stars and filmmakers.

    Recent college grad Hannah (Greta Gerwig) goes to work at a Chicago production company and spends one brutally hot summer falling in and out of love – first with an uninspired and recently unemployed music...

  197. Strictly Ballroom

    2 Videos

    1992 • PG • Comedy, Romance, International

    An offbeat Australian comedy about dancing to your own beat.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This underdog tale of ballroom dancers breaking the rules was Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film.

    A competitive ballroom dancer infuriates the dancing community and loses his longtime partner because of his maverick choreography. Forced to team up with an awkward beginner for the championships, he lea...

  198. Steal This Movie

    2 Videos

    2000 • R • Biography, Drama, Romance

    The awakening of 1960s radical Abbie Hoffman.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This revealing portrait of the influential anti-war activist offers a simultaneously entertaining and authentic look at a moment in time.

    A dramatic account of one of America's most visible and influential counter-cultural figures from the sixties. Based on several books and using documentary footage, this biographical look at the life of t...

  199. Escape from New York

    4 Videos

    1981 • R • Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Drama

    Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken, war hero turned criminal.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: One of the great director-actor duos, Carpenter and Russell teamed up for the first time in this dystopian cult classic.

    The island of Manhattan is now a maximum-security prison and the inmates have captured the President. Snake Plissken has 22 hours to find him. Made in 1981, Carpenter’s genre-bendin...

  200. Smoke Signals

    2 Videos

    1998 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Award Winning

    A charming indie about Native American life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This is the first film to be written, directed, and co-produced by an entirely Native American cast and crew.

    Victor's first trip off the reservation is one of discovery, friendships, family, humor, and includes several choruses of an ode to John Wayne's false teeth. The first movie written, directed and co-produced by Native America...

  201. Eat Drink Man Woman

    1 Video

    1994 • R • Comedy, Romance, International

    This is one family dinner you don't want to miss.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: In his follow up to 'The Wedding Banquet,' Ang Lee serves up the finale of his "Father Knows Best" trilogy, beautifully juxtaposing tradition and modernity.

    A master chef lovingly cooks an elaborate traditional Chinese dinner for his three more modern-minded daughters. Before he struck Oscar® gold with ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Cr...

  202. Election

    3 Videos

    1999 • R • Comedy, Drama, Award Winning

    Reese Witherspoon wants you to “Pick Flick!”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Alexander Payne’s darkly funny high school satire is a clever, biting comedy that takes on renewed resonance in today’s political climate.

    Reese Witherspoon is over-achiever extraordinaire Tracy Flick, a know-it-all, straight-A student on her way to easily winning the Carver High School election for student body president... until one ...

  203. Eagle vs Shark

    1 Video

    2007 • R • Comedy, Romance, International

    An offbeat comedy about two social misfits in [maybe] love.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This oddball romantic comedy will have you rooting for its socially-inept protagonists even while you’re squirming in your seat.

    Awkward misfit Lily has a mega-geeky crush on Jarrod (‘Flight of the Conchord’s Jemaine Clement), a lonely video game store clerk who has spent the past decade plotting revenge against his high...

  204. A Shot in the Dark

    1 Video

    1964 • PG • Comedy, Mystery & Suspense

    The bumbling Inspector Clouseau investigates a murder.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Peter Sellers’ stellar slapstick elevates buffoonery to an art form - and may be why many regard this as the best of the Pink Panther films.

    The idiosyncratically exaggerated French accent that was to become a hallmark of Peter Sellers’ hilarious Jacques Clouseau is first introduced in this second installment of the Pink Panther ...

  205. Diva

    3 Videos

    1981 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, International

    Art, fashion and music collide in this Parisian crime caper.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This groundbreaking thriller became a cult classic and started a new highly stylized genre of French filmmaking.

    Eighteen year-old Jules, an opera buff and post office worker, makes a pirate tape of the celebrated diva Cynthia Hawkins who flatly refuses to be recorded. The next day, just before being murdered, a pros...

  206. Clueless

    3 Videos

    1995 • PG-13 • Comedy, Romance

    The clever comedy that gifted us with the phrase “as if.”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This oft-quoted comedy helped launch the careers of Paul Rudd and Alicia Silverstone – oh, and became a beloved cult classic. Whatever.

    In Amy Heckerling’s clever adaptation of Jane Austen’s 'Emma,' a rather spoiled, well-intentioned busybody and Beverly Hills high school student decides to give a fashionably challenged new student a ...

  207. Shadow of the Vampire

    1 Video

    2000 • R • Horror, Drama, Award Winning

    The crew begin to disappear on the set of a vampire movie.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever reimagining of a classic manages to be both a compelling vampire story as well as a darkly funny, meta take on movie making.

    German director F.W. Murnau wants to make a horror movie, but may have cast a real vampire in the lead role. In this nod to Murnau's classic 'Nosferatu', John Malkovich plays the director ...

  208. The Puffy Chair

    2 Videos

    2005 • R • Comedy, Romance, Drama

    Mumblecore hits the road.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The Duplass brothers’ debut feature – made for a mere $15,000 – imbues a Mumblecore road trip with awkward yet ultimately relatable humor.

    Josh and Emily are in a relationship on the brink. Rather than address the elephant in the room, they continually find distractions, including a road-trip to Atlanta to buy a reclining chair that Josh wants to give to his fath...

  209. Shadow Dancer

    1 Video

    2013 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    A British thriller about the IRA, betrayal, and family ties.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The Academy Award®-winning director of 'Man on Wire' knows how to create tension onscreen, and he takes full advantage in this intense drama.

    A single mother in Belfast, surrounded by a clan of IRA hardliners, is arrested for her role in an aborted bomb plot and faces 25 years in prison unless she agrees to spy on her family...

  210. Dead Man's Shoes

    2 Videos

    2004 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    A genre-mixing revenge thriller like no other.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: An under-appreciated, smart and gritty revenge thriller that scored big on the British movie awards circuit.

    Richard leaves his rural village to join the army. In his absence, his simple-minded brother is brutalized by drug dealers. When Richard returns seven years later, he executes justice in increasingly elaborate ways....

  211. Chicago

    3 Videos

    2002 • PG-13 • Crimes & Thrillers, Music & Musicals, Award Winning

    "Give 'em the old razzle dazzle."

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This big, bold, award-winning take on the Broadway musical helped kickstart the return of the musical film genre.

    Starry-eyed, small-time chorus girl Roxie Hart kills her lover and ends up in jail alongside vaudeville sensation Velma Kelly, behind bars for murdering her cheating husband but defended by hotshot lawyer, Bill...

  212. Russian Ark

    2 Videos

    2002 • NR • Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, International

    “…an eerie historical mirage…” - S. Holden, NY Times

    WHY WE PICKED IT: You've never seen anything like this audacious, visionary film, shot in one long, breathtaking take.

    The first narrative feature filmed in a single take explores the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. This one required the participation of over 4,500 people. Alexander Sokurov broke new ground with his dreamlike visi...

  213. David Holzman's Diary

    1 Video

    1967 • NR • Comedy, Drama

    A prescient mockumentary that anticipated the world of vloggers.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This landmark 1967 film predicted YouTube culture years ahead of the curve.

    This film looks like a documentary about a filmmaker who turns the camera on his life and just lets it roll, but is it? Filmmaker Jim McBride made a puzzle of a film by tricking audiences who thought David Holzman was a real person. This film is the spark t...

  214. Brooklyn Castle

    1 Video

    2012 • PG • Documentary

    An inspiring documentary about champion chess students.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This intimate documentary about how chess transformed a poverty-stricken junior high school will checkmate even the staunchest cynic.

    Brooklyn IS 318 doesn’t have funding, but it has the dedicated educators and a supportive community to give these kids a fighting chance. This uplifting documentary from Katie Dellamaggiore follows five students...

  215. The Producers

    5 Videos

    1967 • PG • Comedy

    It’s springtime for Hitler, and trouble for the producers.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Mel Brooks’ classic, which Roger Ebert called "one of the funniest movies ever made," will still make you laugh out loud.

    Two producers are out to scam elderly women of their wealth by getting them to invest in a Broadway musical designed to flop. When it doesn’t, they find themselves in serious trouble. This was Mel Brooks’ first feature length...

  216. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

    1 Video

    2009 • NR • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    A ruthless look at the male psyche a la David Foster Wallace.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Actor John Krasinski’s ambitious directorial debut, based on short stories by David Foster Wallace, is a master class in monologue.

    When an anthropology grad student's latest boyfriend breaks up with her for no discernible reason, she decides to turn her upcoming dissertation into a quest for personal answers about the nature...

  217. The Pink Panther

    1 Video

    1964 • NR • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers

    The caper that kicked off Edward’s enduring comic series.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Peter Sellers’ first, formidable turn as beloved bumbling French Inspector Clouseau steals the show from its supposed star, David Niven.

    The first of director Blake Edwards’ delightfully slapstick-laden detective comedies finds famously inept French Inspector Jacques Clouseau on the perpetual trail of Sir Charles Litton, a sua...

  218. The Return of the Pink Panther

    1 Video

    1975 • G • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense

    The famous “Pink Panther” diamond is stolen – again.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Peter Sellers’ career-making role as the perpetually bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau remains a case study in slapstick done right.

    When the “Pink Panther” diamond is stolen once again, and only one clue is left behind - a white glove, the trademark of world-renowned but presumed retired jewel thief, ‘The Phan...

  219. Big Bad Wolves

    1 Video

    2014 • NR • Crimes & Thrillers, International

    A grieving father and vigilante cop seek their own justice.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This raw revenge thriller mixes black humor with violent suspense to create what Quentin Tarantino called the best film of 2013.

    When a religious studies teacher suspected of molesting and murdering young girls is arrested but released a vigilante cop and the grieving father of his latest alleged victim join forces to...

  220. Web Junkie

    2 Videos

    2013 • NR • Documentary, International

    Internet addiction is a real thing. Really.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A compelling documentary that depicts how the Chinese government handles internet addiction.

    Internet addiction is now a global issue, and China is the first country to classify it as a clinical disorder. Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia take audiences inside a Beijing treatment center and explore the cases of three teenagers who suffer from ...

  221. Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees T...

    1 Video

    2011 • NR • Documentary, Drama

    Our busy little friends are dying. It’s past time we help.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A profound look at the catastrophic disappearance of bees makes for an alarming but ultimately uplifting film.

    Bees are an intricate part of our delicate ecosystem, but commercialized farming is eradicating them. Meet the few who are trying to save the bees. Director Taggart Siegel — who also provides the lush cinematography — explo...

  222. Away From Her

    2 Videos

    2006 • PG-13 • Drama, Award Winning

    Julie Christie is a woman who is slowly disappearing.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Sarah Polley’s thoughtful directorial debut is an intimate look at Alzheimer’s that steers clear of sentimentalist traps.

    Julie Christie is Fiona, an older woman who is suffering from early Alzheimer’s disease and Grant, her devoted husband played by Gordon Pinsent, is paralyzed because she is no longer able to receive his help. Fion...

  223. Birth of the Living Dead

    1 Video

    2013 • NR • Documentary, Horror

    A study of the legacy and influence behind a zombie classic.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A product of its complex historical moment in 1968, this doc reveals the origins of a film that truly revolutionized the horror genre.

    A wide variety of writers, directors, and critics weigh in on the details behind the production, distribution, and enduring legacy of George Romero's original and seminal 'Night of the Living Dead...

  224. All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fa...

    2 Videos

    2015 • NR • Documentary, Music & Musicals

    A nostalgic valentine to an iconic record store.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Hanks’ affectionate look at the historic retailer features endearing interviews with musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Elton John.

    Actor Colin Hanks goes behind the camera to create a nostalgia-laden documentary love letter to both onetime retail powerhouse Tower Records and the very concept of the local record store...

  225. Film Hawk

    2 Videos

    2016 • NR • Documentary

    Exclusive streaming premiere about an unsung hero of indie film.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Interviews with Ed Burns and Kevin Smith anchor this revealing portrait of the-guy-behind-the-guy that you never knew you wanted to know.

    Exclusive streaming premiere. Bob Hawk, the man who helped bring some of independent cinema’s most influential movies (‘Clerks,’ ‘The Brothers McMullen’) to fruition becomes the subject of the stor...

  226. Citizen Ruth

    3 Videos

    1996 • R • Comedy, Drama

    Life doesn’t begin at birth. It begins with politics.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Alexander Payne’s gutsy take on the abortion debate - which was also his directorial debut - is as relevant as ever, twenty years later.

    Ruth Stoops was more concerned with huffing fumes than she was about her birth control, and it landed her pregnant and in the middle of a hot debate. Laura Dern leads an impressive cast in this comedic satire ...

  227. Hide Your Smiling Faces

    1 Video

    2013 • NR • Drama

    Tragedy forces two adolescent brothers to confront mortality.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A dreamlike portrait of small town youth that we think is truly a hidden gem.

    Two young brothers - nine-year-old Tommy and 14-year-old Eric - are in the midst of a long, hazy, classic rural American adolescent summer. A neighborhood tragedy interrupts their idylls, dramatically altering both in different ways and forcing each to come to terms ...

  228. Metropolitan

    1 Video

    1990 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    A group of young bourgeoisie are shaken up by the arrival of an outsider.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: No one captures the voices and lives of a certain class of urban sophisticates like Stillman.

    A group of privileged Manhattan teenage socialites spend their college Christmas vacation attending parties discussing literature, sex and romance. Shot on a small budget over four years in the mid '80s, Whit Stillman's...

  229. Rambo

    1 Video

    2008 • R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers, War

    Stallone’s famous former Green Beret is back, 20 years later.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Sylvester Stallone leans into the now classic Rambo iconography in this bloodbath of a movie, packed with over-the-top action sequences.

    When a group of missionary workers are taken captive by the Burmese army and the government fails to respond, their church pastor turns to John Rambo for help. The former...

  230. Rize

    2 Videos

    2005 • PG-13 • Documentary

    In the slums of L.A., you thrive and stay alive by krumping.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: LaChapelle’s directorial debut is a compelling visual knockout featuring electric dances performed by heretofore underground talent.

    Tommy the Clown, Miss Prissy, and Lil’ C are the ringleaders of an early '90s ghetto ballet dance style called clowning, which was a reaction to the hazards and pitfalls of the slum life they found all a...

  231. Sleepless Night

    1 Video

    2011 • NR • Action & Adventure, International, Crimes & Thrillers

    "A near-perfect realization of action dynamics." -Indiewire

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This stripped-down French action pic was so well-received, it’s slated for an English-language remake starring Jamie Foxx.

    Vincent is a corrupt cop trying to save his son who has been kidnapped and held for ransom by a powerful drug lord. From director Frédéric Jardin, this adrenaline-soaked Fren...

  232. Penelope

    2 Videos

    2006 • PG • Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance

    Looks can be deceiving. So can fairy tales.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Before ‘Wild’ and ‘Gone Girl,’ Reese Witherspoon dipped her toe into producing with this fresh, quirky take on the Ugly Duckling narrative.

    A young heiress is cursed, and to lift that curse, she must find a lover who knows that beauty is more than skin deep. Christina Ricci leads an all-star cast, including James McAvoy, Pe...

  233. To Be And To Have (Etre et Avoir)

    2 Videos

    2002 • NR • Documentary, International

    A dedicated teacher can make all the difference.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This moving and intimate doc follows a teacher in a one-room school house in rural France.

    In this cinéma vérité documentary covering the school year, Monsieur Georges Lopez teaches 12 children ages four to 10 in the lush scenery of rural France. With Lopez’s help, the children learn to live with one another and resolve their differenc...

  234. The Lovers on the Bridge

    1 Video

    1991 • R • Drama, Romance, International

    Two vagrants fall in love beneath Paris’ most famous bridge.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Filming on director Leos Carax’s third movie was notoriously troubled but resulted in a unique, surrealist, doomed love story for the ages.

    Two young vagrants – Alex, an alcoholic street performer, and Michèle, a painter losing her sight – fall in love in Paris. As her vision deteriorates, Michèle becomes more and more de...

  235. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

    1 Video

    1995 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    A neo-noir offbeat crime thriller.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This movie hosts a misfit cast of gangsters and offers up a wild ride.

    An ex-gangster trying to go straight finds himself at the mercy of his quadriplegic ex-boss’ demands for help with an elaborate, deadly scheme. The film premiered at Cannes, with a stellar ensemble cast that includes Andy Garcia, Christopher Lloyd, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Walken...

  236. The Hurt Locker

    5 Videos

    2008 • R • War, Drama, Award Winning

    A ground-breaking film about bomb techs that won 6 Oscars®.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This intense, impressively acted war epic is widely considered one of the best dramatic interpretations of the Iraq War.

    Sergeant First Class William James is the leader of a U.S. bomb-defusing squad in Iraq. His life is fundamentally altered by the adrenaline of war. Winner of six Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Dir...