Innovative movies you should watch

by guisreis | created - 10 Oct 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

I'd also like to add short film "A espera", from Ernesto Solis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIoPmqd4aw

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1. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 18,567 | Gross: $1.33M

2. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Votes: 48,536 | Gross: $8.08M

3. Afrique 50 (1950)

17 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary about the living conditions in a small Ivorian village during French colonization.

Director: René Vautier | Star: René Vautier

Votes: 220

5. Angeli 'The Killer' (2017– )

145 min | Comedy

ANGELI THE KILLER is an animated series loosely inspired in the works and personality of the Brazilian cartoonist, Angeli, creator of the seminal magazine "Chiclete com Banana" and ... See full summary »

Stars: Angeli, Grace Gianoukas, Alessandra Negrini, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 5

6. Animal político (2016)

76 min | Drama

A cow tries to convince herself she's really happy. But one evening, just before Christmas, she is overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness - a strange, new experience. The crisis makes her ... See full summary »

Director: Tião | Stars: Rodrigo Bolzan, Elisa Heidrich, Victor Laet, Mário Sérgio

Votes: 137

7. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (2016 Video)

3 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Max Fleischer-style animated video from the album "These Systems Are Failing" which questions the impact of technology on modern society.

Director: Steve Cutts | Stars: Moby, The Void Pacific Choir

Votes: 278

https://youtu.be/VASywEuqFd8

8. Assassination Nation (2018)

R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descents and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef

Votes: 12,042 | Gross: $1.96M

9. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 8,012

10. The Bar (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

In bustling downtown Madrid, a loud gunshot and two mysterious deaths trap a motley assortment of common urbanites in a decrepit central bar, while paranoia and suspicion force the terrified regulars to turn on each other.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi, Secun de la Rosa

Votes: 18,889

11. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 138,155

12. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)

Not Rated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet?

Director: Marv Newland

Votes: 5,694

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXCUBVS4kfQ

13. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young programmer starts to question reality when he adapts a mad writer's fantasy novel into a video game.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Asim Chaudhry

Votes: 101,726

14. Batman: Ashes to Ashes (2009)

18 min | Short, Crime

1938 Driven by different, but nevertheless essential reasons, Eddy, Charles and Sergio decide to break into the huge manor that overhangs the city. Their enterprise soon starts to derail as... See full summary »

Directors: Samuel Bodin, Julien Mokrani | Stars: Arnaud Bichon, Marielle Guerber, Florian Haas, Julien Honoré

Votes: 120

https://vimeo.com/18524481

15. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 295,183 | Gross: $22.86M

16. Beauties of the Night (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A young composer has vivid dreams of the past that reflect, yet conflict with his waking life.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Martine Carol, Gina Lollobrigida, Magali Vendeuil

Votes: 538

17. Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)

78 min | Comedy

After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert, Alberto Romea

Votes: 3,441

18. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 398,125 | Gross: $66.26M

19. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Grim Natwick | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,299

https://youtu.be/gua71Ia7rAU

20. Blancanieves (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 9,984 | Gross: $0.28M

21. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 322,739 | Gross: $25.38M

22. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 179,447 | Gross: $9.93M

23. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 52,302

The screenplay was extremely innovative for that time. Though, what impressed me the most was the amazing scenario.

24. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 66,531 | Gross: $21.20M

25. Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)

99 min | Adventure, Drama

A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: João Miguel, Peter Ketnath, Madalena Accioly, Jeane Alves

Votes: 2,285

26. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 333,061 | Gross: $27.11M

27. Cool World (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

28 Metascore

A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Janni Brenn, Brad Pitt

Votes: 19,695 | Gross: $14.11M

28. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Family

80 Metascore

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 183,877 | Gross: $75.29M

29. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

An American journalist temporarily stationed in Eastern Europe searches for his new girlfriend, who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

Votes: 2,433

'La corta notte delle bambole di vetro' is a wonderful crime thriller, very sophisticated in its cinematography, edition, camera moves. There are fantastic ironic dialogs, quite political, and the film clearly inspires Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' and Phantom Zone criminals' judgement scene from 'Superman II', among others. Spectator does feel the same feelings felt by the characters many times.

30. Daybreak Express (1953)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 821

https://vimeo.com/16674798

http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=deu_no_jornal

32. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 54,755 | Gross: $103.74M

33. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,601

34. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 93,598 | Gross: $41.73M

35. The Employment (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Directors: Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza

Votes: 2,912

https://vimeo.com/32966847

36. In Bed (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30, meet at a party, go to another and end up in a hotel. We join them there as ... See full summary »

Director: Matías Bize | Stars: Blanca Lewin, Gonzalo Valenzuela

Votes: 3,053

37. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

75 Metascore

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 169,438 | Gross: $127.81M

38. Look Who's Back (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Thomas M. Köppl, Marc-Marvin Israel, David Gebigke

Votes: 37,794

39. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 670,819 | Gross: $33.23M

40. The Weeknd: False Alarm (2016 Video)

6 min | Short, Action, Crime

Creative music video about an intense robbery and the trouble that comes with it.

Director: Ilya Naishuller | Stars: The Weeknd, Kristine Froseth, Randy Irwin, Sam Hale

Votes: 517

https://youtu.be/CW5oGRx9CLM

41. A Fantasy (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 2,006

The first animation film ever!

42. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 143,913 | Gross: $34.37M

Theatre-like mood, impressive locations, innovative camera, good dialogs and acting.

43. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 74,760 | Gross: $1.65M

http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=os_filmes_que_nao_fiz