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Tribeca Shortlist

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

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  • Lili Taylor's Shortlist

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  • #girlgaze with Amanda de Cadenet

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  • "Stream at Your Own Risk" Mash Up

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  • Palo Alto

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  • Across the Universe

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  • After Dark, My Sweet

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  • Wagons East

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  • The Double

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  • Ballad in Blue

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  • The Day

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  • Frozen

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  • The Lucky Ones

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  • Joe Trapanese's Shortlist

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  • Stardust

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  • Erik Feig's Shortlist

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  • The Host

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  • Garry Marshall's Shortlist

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  • War Witch

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  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Taxi Driver

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  • Midnight in Paris

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  1. Allen Maldonado: Inspiring Performances

    4 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Allen Maldonado, known for ABC's ‘Black-Ish’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’

    Multi-talented actor, writer, and entrepreneur Allen Maldonado's early career included roles in the Emmy® nominated CBS drama 'Judging Amy' and FX's 'The Shield.' More recently, he has appeared in several blockbuster films, including 'The Equalizer' and 'Straight Outta Compton,' and he currently co-stars in the award-winning ABC sitcom, 'Bl...

  2. Lili Taylor's Shortlist

    6 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...

  3. Ricky Whittle's "Crazy Town" Movies

    4 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Ricky Whittle, known for ‘The 100’ and ‘American Gods’

    Ricky Whittle originally came to prominence as a model for Reebok in the early 2000s. Originally from Oldham, England, some of his first roles were in ‘Dream Team,’ ‘Holby City,’ and ‘Hollyoaks,’ and he later guest-starred in ‘NCIS’ and became a regular on the hit television show ‘The 100.’ He was also a contestant on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ where ...

  4. Jason Constantine's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    Movie recommendations from Jason Constantine, the President of Acquisitions at Lionsgate Entertainment

    As the President of Acquistions at Lionsgate Entertainment, Jason Constantine is a true film enthusiast. With an appetite ranging from niche movies to mass-market horror, Jason has been involved in the development of numerous award-winning films, ranging from 'Saw' to 'Crash' and 'Away From Her.'

  5. #girlgaze with Amanda de Cadenet

    3 Videos

    Movie recommendations from producer and photographer Amanda de Cadenet, known for her Lifetime Television interview series, ‘The Conversation’

    Amanda de Cadenet began taking pictures and conducting interviews in her early teens, with a focus on portraying women with honesty and authenticity. She is the youngest woman to shoot a Vogue magazine cover and has photographed and interviewed some of the world’s most famous figures, from Serena Williams...

  6. "Stream at Your Own Risk" Mash Up

    1 Video

    WARNING: these movies may contain brutal violence, shocking horror, and weird monsters

  7. Palo Alto

    1 Video

    2013 • R • Drama

    Gia Coppola adapts James Franco’s short story collection.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Coppola – granddaughter of Francis and niece of Sophia – sensitively yet honestly chronicles the confusion of adolescence in her debut film.

    The teenagers of this affluent California town are not quite children, not quite adults, and not quite sure how to navigate the in between. Teddy is a good guy with a tendency to get stoned and drink to exce...

  8. Guillermo Díaz's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actor Guillermo Díaz, known for ABC's ‘Scandal’

    Known for his roles on ‘Scandal’ and ‘Girls,’ Guillermo Díaz has an extensive filmography, ranging from the classic ‘Scarface’ to Nigel Finch’s acclaimed film, ‘Stonewall.’ Not limited to television and movies, he has also been featured in music videos by Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Jay Z. In 2014, Guillermo made his directorial debut with a socially conscious documentar...

  9. Across the Universe

    1 Video

    2007 • PG-13 • Drama, Music & Musicals, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    A ‘60s counterculture love story to the songs of The Beatles.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Julie Taymor’s sweet, psychedelic story beautifully brings the Lennon-McCartney catalog to life in a series of visually stunning sequences.

    Young love gets one hell of a [Beatles] soundtrack in this unique movie musical about a pair of Vietnam-era star-crossed lovers from the director of ‘The L...

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

    4 Videos

    Movie recommendations from actress and writer Zoe Lister-Jones, known for CBS' '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,' which she wrote and produ...

  11. Body Double

    1 Video

    1984 • R • Mystery & Suspense, Crimes & Thrillers

    Bryan De Palma’s [cult] classic homage to Hitchcock.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This genuinely clever thriller jumpstarted Melanie Griffith’s career and became a notorious favorite of ‘American Psycho’ Patrick Bateman.

    Struggling actor Jake Scully has just lost his job and his girlfriend when a friend offers him a gig housesitting in the Hollywood Hills at a home that happens to have a perfect vie...

  12. Mulholland Drive

    3 Videos

    2001 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

    A dreamlike neo-noir set in the Hollywood Hills.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Lynch’s enigmatic masterpiece is widely considered one of the greatest films of the 21st century. We don’t disagree.

    An aspiring actress arrives in L.A. and befriends an amnesiac woman hiding in her aunt's apartment. The project was first conceived as a television pilot, but director David Lynch turned it into a mys...

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

    1 Video

    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...

  14. After Dark, My Sweet

    1 Video

    1990 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    An ex-boxer, a widow, and a con man concoct a kidnapping.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This modern film noir from ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ director James Foley boasts an impressive performance from a post-‘Lost Boys’ Jason Patric.

    One-time boxer turned drifter Kevin “Kid” Collie has recently escaped from a mental institution when he meets Fay, an alcoholic widow residing in a desert town outside Palm Springs. She f...

  15. Wagons East

    1 Video

    1994 • PG-13 • Action & Adventure, Comedy, Western

    John Candy and Richard Lewis hit the frontier.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This silly satire of American Westerns was John Candy’s final film appearance.

    When a group of dissatisfied settlers – ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian – decide they’ve had enough of the Wild West, they hire bumbling, drunk wagon master James Harlow to take them back to their former ...

  16. Una Pura Formalita (A Pure Formality)

    1 Video

    1995 • PG-13 • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    An existential murder mystery from Giuseppe Tornatore.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Gerard Depardieu and Roman Polanski play off each other perfectly in this psychological thriller from the director of ‘Cinema Paradiso.’

    Onoff, a once-famous French writer who has become a recluse, is picked up by the police one night running dementedly across the countryside in the rain near a murder scene and...

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

    5 Videos

    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.'

  18. Days of Heaven

    1 Video

    1978 • PG • Drama, Romance, Award Winning

    Terrence Malick’s poetic tale of love and murder in 1916.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This stunning period tragedy, Malick’s highly anticipated follow up to ‘Badlands,’ is considered one of the most beautiful films ever made.

    In pre-World War I America, Chicago steelworker Bill (Richard Gere) flees to Texas with his little sister Linda and girlfriend Abby after fighting with and accidentally killing his bo...

  19. Isaac Mizrahi's Shortlist

    6 Videos

    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...

  20. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

    1 Video

    1999 • PG • Drama

    A small-town farmer fights developers who want his land.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Poitier’s commanding performance anchors a sweet story about shifting cultural values and judgmental outsiders.

    Sidney Poitier is Noah Dearborn, a 91-year-old carpenter who lives contentedly alone in his Georgia farmhouse until a shady real estate developer arrives trying to buy his property and build a shopping mall. When Noah refuses, the devel...

  21. The Remains of the Day

    1 Video

    1993 • PG • Drama, Romance

    A meticulous and moving look at a time gone by.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson deliver impeccable performances in this now classic story of classism, fascism, and a stiff upper lip.

    In 1930s England, proper butler James Stevens is wholly devoted to his master Lord Darlington, shutting himself off from all emotion, neglecting familial relationships, and even turning a blind eye to Darlington...

  22. The Double

    1 Video

    2014 • R • Comedy, Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    A timid man is tormented by his charismatic doppelgänger.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Jesse Eisenberg brilliantly inhabits dual roles in this elegant, unsettling adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella.

    Unassuming office worker Simon is “a bit of a nonperson, really,” ignored by his bosses, the unrequited object of his affection, and most everyone else, alike, when James, a confident new coworker who ...

  23. Ballad in Blue

    1 Video

    1966 • NR • Music & Musicals, Drama

    Ray Charles takes a blind British boy under his wing.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This quirky gift from across the pond includes a happy amount (9 songs worth) of quality Ray Charles performances.

    Singer Ray Charles plays himself in this unique U.K. film about a blind musician who attempts to help a blind English boy, David, regain his sight by financing an operation to restore it. When Charles discovers that Da...

  24. The Day

    1 Video

    2011 • R • Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror

    Survivors fight to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gritty drama starts the suspense in the first scene and manages to maintain its momentum through the final reveal.

    Five ragtag, armed-to-the-teeth survivors of a recent apocalypse seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse as an open war against humanity ravages around them, only to find themselves atta...

  25. Cutthroat Island

    1 Video

    1995 • PG-13 • Action & Adventure, Comedy

    Geena Davis and Matthew Modine are hunting hidden treasure.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This notorious box office bomb delivered fun on the high seas almost a decade before ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ reignited the genre.

    Second-generation pirate Morgan Adams inherits her late buccaneer father's ship, crew, and one third of a map to treasure buried on Cutthroat Island. After finagling the purchase of well-e...

  26. Frozen

    1 Video

    2010 • R • Crimes & Thrillers

    Three snowboarders left on a chair lift fight to survive.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: No Disney princesses here: Adam Green's taut survival thriller is a nail-biting take on humans at the mercy of the great outdoors.

    After a day spent together on the slopes, Dan, his best friend Lynch, and girlfriend Parker convince the chairlift operator to let them up for one last run, but a miscommunication leaves them stranded mid...

  27. Dominic Monaghan's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    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.’

  28. Dita Von Teese's Shortlist

    8 Videos

    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...

  29. 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.

  30. The Education of Charlie Banks

    1 Video

    2007 • R • Drama

    The high school bully is back.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst's directorial debut is a surprisingly sweet, well-acted coming of age story about facing one’s fears.

    In high school, young Charlie Banks sees Mick brutally beat two suburban teens and turns him into the police before ultimately reneging on his testimony. Now, years later, Mick unexpectedly arrives at the elite university in upstate New Yor...

  31. Matt Jacobson's Shortlist

    8 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.

  32. 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...

  33. Saturday Night Fever

    1 Video

    1977 • R • Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance

    The movie that made John Travolta a superstar.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This instant classic became a pop-culture juggernaut thanks in part to its iconic opening sequence and landmark bestselling soundtrack.

    By day, Travolta’s Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint store clerk who still lives at home with his parents and doesn’t have much going for him. But by night, the leisure suit-clad Tony is a disco kin...

  34. 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.

  35. The Lucky Ones

    1 Video

    2008 • R • Comedy, Drama, War

    Soldiers on leave from the Iraq War find their way home.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, and Michael Pena bring warmth and likeability to three disparate but equally affecting characters.

    Three very different soldiers – Colee, T.K., and Cheaver – return to from war only to find out that life has moved on without them. When a power outage cancels their connecting flights, the trio embarks on an...

  36. Alec Baldwin's Shortlist

    6 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...

  37. 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.’

  38. Stardust

    1 Video

    1974 • R • Drama, Music & Musicals

    A faux rock doc about a Beatles-esque rock band.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This intelligent reimagining of the 1960s scene offers a clever look at life in the limelight with plentiful nods to real music history.

    Michael Apted follows up his 1973 film ‘That'll Be the Day,’ about the rise of fictional British band, The Stray Cats, with a biopic focused on the sudden fame and subsequent fall of its singer, Jim Mac...

  39. Erik Feig's Shortlist

    6 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.

  40. The Host

    2 Videos

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

    A South Korean monster movie that broke box-office records.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This wildly imaginative monster film is one of Quentin Tarantino's favorites - and may turn out to be one of yours, too.

    River pollution spawns a giant amphibious monster, which kills several people before disappearing into the sewers with a girl. South Korea went crazy for this darkly comic monster mo...

  41. 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.”

  42. The Ghost Writer

    2 Videos

    2010 • PG-13 • Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Crimes & Thrillers

    Roman Polanski adapts Robert Harris's political thriller.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This elegant, enjoyable mystery is equal parts gripping suspense and potent political satire.

    Ewan McGregor is The Ghost, a successful ghostwriter who agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) after the first man charged with the task, Lang's long-term ...

  43. West Side Story

    1 Video

    1961 • NR • Music & Musicals, Award Winning, Romance

    Sing along to your favorite Sondheim songs with Tony and Maria!

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This cinema classic, which took home ten Academy Awards®, maintains its electrifying charm decades after its original release.

    Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this Oscar®-winning Stephen Sondheim musical features rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in a turf war on New York City’s Upper West si...

  44. 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.

  45. Phoebe Robinson's Shortlist

    4 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...

  46. Spiral

    1 Video

    2007 • PG-13 • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    A shy man’s dark past may ruin his new relationship.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This low-key psychological thriller is ultimately a skillful character study of two uniquely disturbed individuals … in (maybe) love.

    Mason, a reclusive telemarketer by day and gifted artist by night, has no friends except for his boss, Berkeley. This seems about to change when a whimsical new employee, Amber, reaches out to hi...

  47. Violet & Daisy

    1 Video

    2011 • R • Action & Adventure, Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers

    James Gandolfini is magnificent in one of his final roles.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This strange, ambitious tale boasts a quietly magnificent performance from Gandolfini that manages to overcome any of the movie’s flaws.

    Teenage assassins Violet and Daisy thought their mark would be just another easy hit. But his charm and good nature stopped them in their tracks. Academy Award®-winning ...

  48. Fiddler on the Roof

    1 Video

    1971 • G • Drama, Music & Musicals, Award Winning

    Norman Jewison’s classic adaptation of the Broadway musical.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This heartwarmingly sentimental take on the stage sensation is a timeless celebration of family and faith in the midst of conflict.

    In turn-of-the-century, pre-revolutionary Russia, wise and devout Jewish peasant Tevye the milkman proudly sings the praises of ""tradition,"" but finds he must change his tune whe...

  49. The Onion Field

    2 Videos

    1979 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    The true story of a cop killing comes to light.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This 1979 crime thriller features a spectacular young ensemble cast of Danson, Savage, and Woods.

    After being released from prison, Greg Powell falls in with mastermind criminal Jimmy Smith. When the pair are pulled over by two policemen while scoping liquor stores to rob, one moment defines their lives forever. Ted Danson, John Savage ...

  50. War Witch

    2 Videos

    2012 • NR • Drama, War, International

    A love story in a violent and magical African world.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This powerful tale of child soldiers masterfully mixes the atrocities of war and the beauty of determined survival in the story of one girl.

    Nominated for an Oscar®, this is the Sub-Saharan African story a 12-year-old girl named Komona, abducted from her family by rebels. When she communicates with her departed ancestors and detec...

  51. The Graduate

    6 Videos

    1967 • R • Comedy, Drama, Award Winning

    Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in a cinema game-changer.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Mike Nichols' classic, featuring a landmark soundtrack from Simon & Garfunkel, introduced the very concept of a quarter-life crisis.

    Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate, is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, Mrs. Robinson, but will later feel her jealous wrath when he falls in love with her daug...

  52. Synecdoche, New York

    1 Video

    2008 • R • Comedy, Drama, Award Winning

    Charlie Kaufman’s surreal directorial debut.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This ambitious and surreal film provides fascinating insight into the mind of a writer.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as an ailing theatre director with a fractured personal life, who creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. But the controlled world of the play and that of his deteriorating...

  53. Taxi Driver

    1 Video

    1976 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Romance

    Scorsese’s nightmarish examination of urban alienation.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Robert De Niro’s second collaboration with Martin Scorsese chronicling the ultimate unhinging of a man is a gritty classic of modern film.

    Robert De Niro’s mentally unstable, chronically lonely, inarticulate, impotent, insomniac ex-marine cab driver works the nightshift in 1970s New York City. A prisoner of his own isol...

  54. The Great Train Robbery

    1 Video

    1979 • PG • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    An early Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland heist movie.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: How can you go wrong with a heist film starring the bloke who was Bond and the man from M*A*S*H?

    It was once thought impossible to rob a moving train. Then Englishman Edward Pierce stole the British Army’s gold in 1855 and proved everyone wrong. Sean Connery brings wry humor and dashing sexuality to Victori...

  55. Roger Dodger

    1 Video

    2002 • R • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    An ad exec attempts to teach his nephew the ways of women.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Jesse Eisenberg and writer/director Dylan Kidd both made their film debut in this battle of the sexes comedy with witty wordplay to spare.

    Cynical New York ad man Roger Swanson is convinced he’s mastered the art of manipulating women, but his confidence is shaken when his boss, Joyce, unceremoniously ends their clandestine affai...

  56. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    3 Videos

    1972 • PG • Comedy, Drama, International

    Spanish director Buñuel is a master surrealist storyteller.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Buñuel’s wicked social satire cleverly skewers societal conventions in unexpected and often surprisingly funny ways.

    Six upper middle class friends enjoy a dinner that is continuously interrupted by increasingly surreal and highly unusual events. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Film in 1972, the film expert...

  57. Suicide Kings

    1 Video

    1997 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Drama

    Kidnapping Christopher Walken was probably not a great idea.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A fast-paced, witty script propels this twisted kidnapping caper forward at an easily entertaining clip.

    Christopher Walken stars as Carlo Bartolucci, a New York crime lord, sedated by four young kidnappers seeking something more than money. The suspense builds as things get bloody, but there's also plenty of dark h...

  58. Rescue Dawn

    1 Video

    2006 • PG-13 • Action & Adventure, War, Biography

    Christian Bale lost 55 lbs. for Herzog's true POW escape story.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The truth is more exciting than fiction in this gripping great-escape story that’s ultimately about a man’s indomitable will to survive.

    Directed by the extraordinarily versatile Werner Herzog, this is the amazing, real-life story of U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, played by Christian Bale. Shot down and ...

  59. Shrink

    1 Video

    2009 • R • Comedy, Drama

    Kevin Spacey is a confused psychiatrist who only wants to help.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This darkly comic look at a man losing control is also a fascinating voyeur’s view inside the Hollywood we don’t often hear about.

    Kevin Spacey is Henry Carter, L.A.'s top celeb psychiatrist with a clientele of famous actors, writers, and agents. After his wife commits suicide, he is in no shape to be helping others and succumbs to ...

  60. Starred Up

    1 Video

    2013 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    A merciless portrayal of life behind bars.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A post-‘Skins’ and pre-‘Unbroken’ Jack O’Connell electrifies the film with his intense, believable mix of quiet fury and angry outbursts.

    When 19-year old Eric proves too “dangerous” for juvenile detention, he is “starred up” to the same adult prison as his estranged father in this unflinching British drama written by prison ...

  61. Reservoir Dogs

    2 Videos

    1992 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Award Winning

    Tarantino's directorial debut about a heist gone awry.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Tarantino’s daring first feature mixes savage violence with brutal observations about people to become a touchstone of modern film.

    Four strangers are assembled to pull off the perfect crime while knowing each other only by color-coded names. But when their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, the ruthless...

  62. Run Lola Run

    3 Videos

    1999 • R • Action & Adventure, Crimes & Thrillers, International

    Lola has twenty minutes to save her boyfriend's life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A techno-punk, pre-Jason Bourne Franka Potente is riveting in this smart, playfully hip, adrenaline rush of a love story.

    Manni is not the sharpest tool in the shed. He loses twenty thousand to a crime boss and he’s given 20 minutes to repay him - or else. His super-smart girlfriend Lola will do anythin...

  63. Secretary

    2 Videos

    2002 • R • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    An employer-employee relationship that spanks.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Maggie Gyllenhaal proved her indie-cred and leading lady chops in one fell swoop with this cutting-edge comedic love story.

    Recently released from the hospital for self-harm, Lee takes a secretary position at a law office. Witnessing a cutting session, Lee’s boss confronts her and decides to take on the role of a dominant in a sadomasochist...

  64. Much Ado About Nothing

    2 Videos

    1993 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    A star-studded adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Branaugh brings one of Shakespeare’s best comedies to life with a fun, rousing affection that’s evident from start to finish.

    The story of two couples - confirmed bachelor Benedick and caustic Beatrice, and young Claudio and innocent Hero. Playful bickering defines one couple, whereas romance and betrayal describe the other. The all...

  65. Marty

    3 Videos

    1955 • NR • Drama, Romance, Award Winning

    He’s a nice guy, and she’s a nice girl. Could it be love?

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This poignant, slice-of-life character study of a lonely Bronx butcher is the only movie based on a TV program to win a Best Picture Oscar®.

    Unmarried and living with his mother, Marty struggles to meet the right girl. He meets Clara and they click, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. This drama, starring Ernest Borgnine...

  66. Mansfield Park

    1 Video

    1999 • PG-13 • Romance, Drama, International

    Austen addicts will love this amusing adaption.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This bold interpretation of the Jane Austen classic goes beyond mere romance, creatively incorporating Austen’s own letters and journals.

    19th Century England: Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relatives and is groomed for proper marriage. Thankfully, Fanny has her own agenda. Director Patricia Rozema adapts Jane Aust...

  67. Midnight in Paris

    2 Videos

    2011 • PG-13 • Comedy, Romance, Award Winning

    Anything is possible in Paris when Woody Allen is directing.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: One of Woody's more recent masterpieces, it captures the magic of one of the most romantic cities in the world.

    Gil, played by Owen Wilson, is a blocked writer on vacation with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams, in Paris. Hoping that the romantic city might instill something in him, Gil wanders the streets, lamenting the...

  68. Manhattan

    1 Video

    1979 • R • Comedy, Romance, Drama

    Woody Allen’s quintessential love letter to New York.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This classic early Allen film offers a wistful yet witty take on life, love, and [of course] intellectualism in one spectacularly shot city.

    Forty-two-year-old Isaac Davis is a twice-divorced, frustrated television writer whose wife Jill (Meryl Streep) has left him for another woman when he begins dating the fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel...

  69. Hot Coffee

    1 Video

    2011 • NR • Documentary

    The spilled cup of McDonalds coffee heard ‘round the world.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The case of the woman who notoriously sued over spilled McDonald’s coffee reveals fascinating things about our judicial system.

    The infamous “hot coffee case” of Stella Liebeck, the woman who spilled McDonald’s coffee on herself and subsequently sued for millions, has been mocked as proof of America’s flawed legal system. The real story,...

  70. Happy

    1 Video

    2011 • NR • Documentary

    A documentary about what makes us happy.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Belic’s on-camera search for happiness is itself filled with numerous smile-inducing anecdotes and ideas for living a more fulfilled life.

    When director Roko Belic read an article claiming Americans ranked 23rd on the global happiness scale, he was inspired. What makes people happy, and why is everyone else getting more of it? During the course of his rese...

  71. Ida

    1 Video

    2013 • PG-13 • International, Drama, Award Winning

    A young nun must choose between what God has put before her.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Director Pawel Pawlikowski’s stunningly austere, post-war period picture is a haunting masterpiece of modern Polish cinema.

    About to take her vows to become a nun, 18-year-old Anna is encouraged to meet her sole surviving relative, a bitter and cynical aunt who reveals shocking details about her long dead pare...

  72. How to Make Money Selling Drugs

    1 Video

    2012 • NR • Documentary, Crimes & Thrillers

    Stylish and zippy, this doc exposes the war on drugs.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This sharply directed satirical crash course for aspiring drug dealers is simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and intelligent.

    What starts out as an insider's guide to starting your own lucrative and illegal drug empire shifts into a platform for voices aligned against bad drug policies. Weighing in on the drug war, this documen...

  73. Hesher

    1 Video

    2010 • R • Drama, Comedy

    A heavy-metal-loving anarchist shakes up a troubled family.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows off his acting range as a grungy, detached drifter.

    Reeling from his mother’s death, a depressed young boy and his pill-popping father are passing time holed up in his grandmother’s home. Hesher, a heavy-metal-loving anarchist (played by a long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt), takes up uninvited residence in thei...

  74. Irreversible

    3 Videos

    2002 • NR • Crimes & Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense, International

    A shocking night in Paris unfolds - in reverse.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This gut-wrenching French revenge drama presents a devastating, unique look at lives forever altered by brutality.

    This thrilling crime drama by Gaspar Noé, a director who does not flinch from harrowing imagery, is one of the most kinetically audacious films of its time. Noé's camera skitters from one violen...

  75. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Frida...

    1 Video

    2009 • NR • Documentary, Horror

    Everything you never knew about the hockey-masked maniac.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This fascinating look at a horror phenomenon features new interviews with more than 80 filmmakers, actors, stuntmen, journalists, and fans.

    In the spring of 1980, a small, unsuspecting film called ‘Friday the 13th’ introduced a machete-toting, hockey-mask wearing horror icon named Jason Vorhees to the world. Thirty years later, spec...

  76. Fright Night

    1 Video

    1985 • R • Horror, Crimes & Thrillers

    A teenager realizes his next door neighbor is a vampire.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This quintessential ‘80s fright flick combines horror and hilarity in a cheeky, self-referential vampire movie that still brings the laughs.

    Seventeen-year-old Charley Brewster is just a horror movie fan trying to get laid when he discovers that his dashing next door neighbor is a vampire – but no one will believe him, so he t...

  77. Hannah and Her Sisters

    1 Video

    1986 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Award Winning

    A talented cast shines in one of Woody Allen's most acclaimed works.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Its interwoven family stories play like a witty episodic novel on film.

    The lives, loves and infidelities of one extended family play out over three Thanksgivings: Hannah’s accountant husband Elliot falls in love with her sister Lee, who in turn lives with condescending SoHo artist Charlie, while Hannah’s hyp...

  78. Following

    1 Video

    1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense

    Christopher Nolan’s first film is a sharp, shifty neo-noir.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: A pre-‘Memento’ Nolan originally debuted his super-stylized, non-linear approach to storytelling in this quick, clever crime caper.

    Bill, an unemployed young writer, starts following strangers around the streets of London in search of material for his first book. He becomes intrigued by a serial burglar in a dar...

  79. Hellboy

    1 Video

    2004 • PG-13 • Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Guillermo del Toro’s take on the demon turned superhero.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This fun, fast-paced adaptation of Mike Mignola’s cult comic book series embraces the romping witticism of its source material.

    Late in World War II, a desperate Third Reich attempts to summon up a demon from the depths of Hell to aid their cause, but instead of helping the Nazis, the young Hellb...

  80. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    2 Videos

    1988 • PG • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers

    Two con men try to out-scheme each other on the French Riviera.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Caine and Martin’s seemingly effortless sparring offers a master class in how to play off your costar for laughs.

    Competing con men with very different styles - lowbrow American hustler Steve Martin and suave, sophisticated Brit Michael Caine - try to out-scheme each other (and swindle naïve heiress Glenne Headley in t...

  81. Crash

    2 Videos

    2005 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers, Award Winning

    Winner of 3 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Screenwriter Paul Haggis’ directorial debut overcomes any claims of contrivance with its powerful examination of everyday race relations.

    Lives combust when a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple all converge. Paul Haggis direc...

  82. Goon

    1 Video

    2012 • R • Action & Adventure, Comedy, Sports

    A foulmouthed sports comedy about Canadian ice hockey.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This crass underdog tale from Apatowian writers Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg is rough-and-tumble [read: violent] yet disarmingly sincere.

    A dimwitted, crass bouncer lands a job with a misfit hockey team and helps push them toward semi-pro glory. Based on the rowdy true story of a Massachusetts minor league hockey enfor...

  83. Becoming Jane

    1 Video

    2007 • PG • Biography, Drama, Romance

    Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy star in Jane Austen’s untold story.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: With 3 out of 4 stars from Roger Ebert, this lushly costumed period film is a must-see for any Janeite.

    Before Jane Austen became one of Britain’s most beloved novelists, a young poor lawyer swept her off her feet and inspired her prose. Academy Award®-winning Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy play the young lovers in t...

  84. Dirty Dancing

    2 Videos

    1987 • PG-13 • Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance

    “Nobody puts Baby in a corner!”

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This iconic romance doesn’t shy away from issues, like abortion and class differences, that remain remarkably relevant. (Also: The soundtrack.)

    Book-smart “Baby” is at a resort in the Catskills with her family, bored by the wig-making classes but excited by Johnny, the dance instructor. She finds herself at a staff after-hours party and face...

  85. Evil Dead II

    3 Videos

    1987 • R • Horror, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Sam Raimi's splat-stick masterpiece earns its cult devotion.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This flashy, funny gore-fest is an enduring cult classic thanks to its beautiful blend of horror and comedy. And the buckets of blood.

    A romantic vacation goes horribly awry when a recording of incantations from the Necronomican summon up the evil dead. Who hasn’t been there?! Hyper-kinetic camerawork and ov...

  86. Coffee And Cigarettes

    1 Video

    2003 • R • Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals

    Jim Jarmusch’s ode to caffeine, nicotine, and conversation.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Independent cinema stalwart Jarmusch filmed this charming collection of curious celebrity conversations over the course of 17 years.

    Eleven short vignettes filled largely with celebrities playing semi-fictionalized versions of themselves come together in a unique anthology of conversations through which the common thre...

  87. Agora

    1 Video

    2009 • R • Action & Adventure, Romance, Drama

    Rachel Weisz and Oscar Isaac in epic ancient Egypt.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: We love Rachel Weisz in this highly-rated, historic adventure - and think you will, too.

    Hypatia is a philosopher who happens to be stunningly beautiful with several suitors. She decides to wed herself to the pursuit of knowledge but with the violent birth of Christianity, she must choose to be true or conform. Rachel Weisz...

  88. Cinema Paradiso

    1 Video

    1988 • R • Drama, International, Award Winning

    An affecting film about why we love the movies.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Movie lovers of every age will understand this moving story of a child’s revelatory love affair with film.

    Young Salvatore first discovered the escapist power of film thanks to the projectionist at his village’s small theater. Now, he returns decades later for his one-time mentor’s funeral. Writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore’s...

  89. Apt Pupil

    1 Video

    1998 • R • Crimes & Thrillers, Drama, Horror

    Brad Renfro thinks Ian McKellen is a former Nazi in hiding.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Director Bryan Singer followed up ‘The Usual Suspects’ with this darkly clever teacher/student parable about man’s capacity for evil.

    Nefarious teenager Todd Bowden (a mid-career Renfro) discovers that his elderly Southern California neighbor Arthur Denker is actually Kurt Dussander, a former Nazi death-camp officer ...

  90. The King of Comedy

    3 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...

  91. 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...

  92. The World's Fastest Indian

    2 Videos

    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...

  93. 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...

  94. 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...

  95. 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...

  96. 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...

  97. 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...

  98. 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 ...

  99. 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...

  100. 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...

  101. The Company: Part 3

    1 Video

    2007 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    In this three-part mini-series, 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 Uni...

  102. 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...

  103. 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...

  104. 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...

  105. The Company: Part 1

    3 Videos

    2007 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    In this three-part mini-series, 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 Uni...

  106. 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 ...

  107. 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 ...

  108. 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...

  109. Ali

    2 Videos

    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...

  110. The Company: Part 2

    2 Videos

    2007 • NR • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    In this three-part mini-series, 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 Uni...

  111. 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...

  112. 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 Vreela...

  113. 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...

  114. Coco Before Chanel

    3 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...

  115. 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.
    ...

  116. 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...

  117. 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...

  118. 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...

  119. 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 ...

  120. 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...

  121. 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...

  122. 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...

  123. 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...

  124. 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...

  125. 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...

  126. 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...

  127. 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...

  128. 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...

  129. The Silence of the Lambs

    5 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...

  130. 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...

  131. 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...

  132. 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...

  133. 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...

  134. 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...

  135. 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...

  136. 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 ...

  137. The Howling

    2 Videos

    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...

  138. 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,...

  139. The Piano

    3 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...

  140. 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 ...

  141. 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...

  142. 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...

  143. 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...

  144. 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...

  145. Scary Movie

    2 Videos

    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...

  146. 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...

  147. 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 ...

  148. 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...

  149. 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...

  150. 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...

  151. 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...

  152. 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...

  153. Let The Right One In

    6 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...

  154. 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...

  155. 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...

  156. 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...

  157. Hostel

    2 Videos

    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 ...

  158. 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...

  159. 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...

  160. 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 created...

  161. 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...

  162. 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...

  163. 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...

  164. 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...

  165. 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...

  166. 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...

  167. 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...

  168. 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-...

  169. 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...

  170. 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...

  171. 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...

  172. 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...

  173. 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 ...

  174. 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 ...

  175. 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...

  176. 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...

  177. 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...

  178. 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...

  179. 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...

  180. 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...

  181. 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...

  182. 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...

  183. The Wicker Man

    3 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...

  184. 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...

  185. 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...

  186. 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...

  187. 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...

  188. 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...

  189. 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...

  190. 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...

  191. 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...

  192. 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...

  193. 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...

  194. 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 ...

  195. 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...

  196. 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...

  197. 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...

  198. The Hunt

    1 Video

    2013 • R • Drama, International

    An unsettling look at the power of persecution.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This engrossing psychological drama pulls back the curtain on civilized society to reveal the all-consuming power of mob mentality.

    Lucas, a kindly daycare employee, is wrongly accused of exposing himself to a child, leading the parents in this small, tight-knit community to converge around him in a sinister swirl of persecution in which innoc...

  199. They Came Together

    1 Video

    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...

  200. 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...

  201. The Fog

    3 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 ...

  202. 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...

  203. 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...

  204. Belly

    2 Videos

    1998 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers

    A gritty crime flick with a glossy touch.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Music video director Hype Williams reminds us why he's a visionary with his inventive debut feature.

    Successful crime lords Tommy and Sincere feel like they’re at a crossroads after moving from a Queens ghetto to posh Manhattan. Director Hype Williams unleashes the screen charisma of the film's rapper stars – DMX, Nas and Method Man – with a p...

  205. 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...

  206. 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...

  207. 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...

  208. 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...

  209. 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...

  210. 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...

  211. This Is Spinal Tap

    7 Videos

    1984 • R • Comedy, Music & Musicals

    Spinal Tap returns to rock the US after a 17 year hiatus.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: It's the only comedy we know that goes to 11.

    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 loo...

  212. 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...

  213. 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...

  214. 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...

  215. 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...

  216. 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 ...

  217. 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...

  218. 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...

  219. 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...

  220. The Producers

    6 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...

  221. 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...

  222. 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...

  223. 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...

  224. 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...

  225. 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...

  226. 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...

  227. The Hurt Locker

    6 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...

  228. The Amityville Horror

    1 Video

    1979 • R • Horror

    A Long Island family’s dream house turns into a nightmare.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This taut, supposedly-based-on-a-true-story thriller starring a young James Brolin and Margot Kidder spawned multiple sequels and remakes.

    Young married couple George and Kathleen Lutz are excited to move into their beautiful new home in Amityville, New York, with their three young children – until a series of strange events, including swarms o...