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1. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 23,199 | Gross: $0.56M

2. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 20,588

3. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

7.6
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This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Director: Walter Ruttmann | Star: Paul von Hindenburg

Votes: 3,624

4. In the Last Days of the City (2016)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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75 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker in Cairo is having difficulty finishing his film, so his friends send him footage from the cities they live in: Baghdad, Beirut, and Berlin.

Director: Tamer El Said | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Mariam Saleh Saad

Votes: 361

5. I Am Belfast (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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A visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Rosie McKee, Maud Bell, Helena Bereen

Votes: 290

6. À Propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.5
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,570

7. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,437

8. Counting (2015)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary

5.8
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79 Metascore

Fifteen distinct but interconnected chapters, shot in locations from Russia to New York City to Istanbul. Together, these build to a reckoning at the intersection of city symphony, diary, ... See full summary »

Director: Jem Cohen

Votes: 131

9. Nothing But Time (1926)

45 min | Documentary

7.1
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was).

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Blanche Bernis, Nina Chousvalowa, Philippe Hériat, Clifford McLaglen

Votes: 420

10. Manhatta (1921)

Not Rated | 11 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This groundbreaking silent documentary captures the beauty and majesty of the New York City in its streets, skyscrapers, bridges, rail yards and harbors.

Directors: Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand

Votes: 1,233

11. Disorder (2009)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Footage collected from a dozen amateur videographers woven into a unique city symphony of social dysfunction.

Director: Weikai Huang

Votes: 143

12. A Journey (II) (2017)

G | 72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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A cinematic journey through the world

Director: José P.C. | Star: José P.C.

Votes: 11

13. Documentary (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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What is a documentary? What are our expectations and assumptions? Taking its cue from the 'city-symphony' genre, 'Documentary' voyeuristically explores the dominant concerns of documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Grimshaw | Star: Chloe White

14. Jerusalem, the Adulterous Wife (2008)

8 min | Short

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The film Jerusalem, the adulterous wife is an urban symphony on Jerusalem , inspired on the text of Ezekiel 16 of the same name. The city's actual complex relation to politics and religion ... See full summary »

Director: Matthias De Groof | Star: McTranslation

15. Berlin Symphony (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Thomas Schadt

Votes: 136

16. Rhythm of a City (1947)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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A short impression of Stockholm.

Director: Arne Sucksdorff

Votes: 87

17. Pour le Mistral (1966)

33 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Scenes of life and landscape in Provence where a chilly wind called the Mistral blows down the valley of the Rhône to the Mediterranean. The Provençal terrain is dry and parched; the ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens | Star: Roger Pigaut

Votes: 128

18. The Eye Enters Life (2012)

13 min | Short

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The Eye Enters Life re-imagines the city symphony in a modern capacity. Using footage shot across five continents, we were driven to ask: what would modern urban spaces look like next to ... See full summary »

Directors: Max Brumby, Sarah Klotz, Hannah McCarthy

19. Danmarksfilmen (1935)

55 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Poul Henningsen | Stars: Poul Henningsen, Karl Bjarnhof, King Christian X, Dronning Alexandrine

Votes: 41

20. Bucharestless (2011)

93 min | Documentary

8.1
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BUCHARESTLESS is a city-vérité conceptual movie shot in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. With an outside-the-box cinematic perspective, a full-encompassing soundtrack, a sequential ... See full summary »

Director: George Dorobantu

Votes: 19

21. Yerushalaim (1993)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Dan Geva

22. Sarajevo: City Symphony (2012)

33 min | Short

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Sarajevo: City Symphony is an audio visual performance and experimental documentary inspired by the City of Sarajevo and its people who lived and who live in this amazing historical place.

Director: Zlatko Cosic

23. New Olde Town, a World Turned Upside Down: A Williamsburg City Symphony (2012)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Made in the silent-era avant garde tradition of the City Symphony documentary, this film updates and challenges the conventions of the 'city' symphony by taking as its subject Williamsburg,... See full summary »

Directors: Pratyush Dubey, Elizabeth Pelletier

24. Glimpses of Athens - A City Symphony (2006)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Gorgichief Von Della Spanivlof

25. Symphony of the Heaven City (2004)

59 min | Documentary

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he film is devoted to Shanghai, the cultural and industrial capital of East Asia. Shanghai's prosperity began in the first few decades of the twentieth century when the biggest world powers... See full summary »

Director: Lordan Zafranovic

26. Rhythm of a Big City (1948)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Technicolor profile of New York City, as it appeared in 1947.

Director: Carl Dudley | Star: Marvin Miller

27. A City Symphony Underground (2010 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Be swept up on a magical journey on the New York City Subway, never knowing what you will see next. This musical 'tone poem' uses archival and present day scenes to create a movable feast ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Stratton | Star: Natalia Paruz



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