With American Film Institute (AFI) (Sorted by US Box Office Ascending)



1. Green Fields (1937)

Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for... See full summary »

Directors: Jacob Ben-Ami, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Michael Gorrin, Helen Beverley, Isidore Cashier, Anna Appel

Votes: 81 | Gross: $0.08M

2. 84C MoPic (1989)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

6.9
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The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.

Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Stars: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.15M

3. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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40 Metascore

A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, John Goodman

Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $0.25M

4. Living on Tokyo Time (1987)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Minako Ohashi, Ken Nakagawa, Mitzi Abe, Bill Bonham

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.29M

5. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990)

TV-G | 34 min | Musical, Short, Family

6.5
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Worse than having your glove stolen, worse than Chinese water torture, even worse than the earth spinning off its axis and careening into Mars, your mom enrolls you in Marilyn Hotchkiss' ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Elden Henson, Kate Mulligan, William Hurt, Teri Johnston

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.33M

6. Swoon (1992)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby

Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $0.34M

7. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,897 | Gross: $0.80M

8. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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57 Metascore

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 8,710 | Gross: $1.31M

9. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,613 | Gross: $1.43M

10. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

7.4
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87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 92,358 | Gross: $7.00M

11. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 18,558 | Gross: $13.34M

12. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 158

13. Ice (1970)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Robert Kramer, Leo Braudy, Tom Griffin, Paul McIsaac

Votes: 192

14. The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | 34 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.2
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick

Votes: 5,737

15. Sticky My Fingers... Fleet My Feet (1970)

15 min | Short

7.2
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A film about a man accepting his old age.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Val Bisoglio, Charles Durning, Marshall Efron, Havelock Hewes

Votes: 29

16. Directed by John Ford (1971)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on the life and films of director John Ford.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: John Ford, Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 940

17. Glen and Randa (1971)

X | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss, Garry Goodrow

Votes: 485

18. The Love Song of Charles Farberman (1972)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Jeremy Kagan

19. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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93 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 59,521

20. Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary film about the English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Directors: Thom Andersen, Fay Andersen, Morgan Fisher | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 219

21. It's Showtime (1976)

G | 85 min | Documentary

6.3
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A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.

Directors: Paul M. Heller, Alan Myerson, Fred Weintraub | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Flipper, Trigger, Daisy

Votes: 112

22. Game Show Models (1977)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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A soft-porn drama about the ins and outs within the office of a sleazy, middle sized, Hollywood PR firm.

Director: David N. Gottlieb | Stars: Gilbert DeRush, Rae Sperling, John Vickery, Diane Thomas

Votes: 78

23. Hot Tomorrows (1977)

73 min | Comedy

7.0
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A portrait of a young man, Michael, so obsessed with death that he decorates his room with a life-size Grim Reaper. One night Michael's closest buddy, Louis, joins him for an adventure in Hollywood on Christmas Eve.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ken Lerner, Ray Sharkey, Hervé Villechaize, Victor Argo

Votes: 55

24. The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa (1978)

G | 10 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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A traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.

Director: Caroline Leaf

Votes: 280

25. Norman and the Killer (1991)

30 min | Horror, Short

7.2
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Director: Bob Graham | Stars: John Durren, Richard L. Hawkins, Adam Mann, Jeff Munroe

Votes: 25

26. Animalympics (1980)

78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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The animal kingdom stages its own olympic games.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Michael Fremer

Votes: 1,737

27. Nights at O'Rear's (1980)

45 min | Drama

6.3
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Young Mildred, a carhop waitress at O'Rear's Drive-In Theater, falls for Max, an egotistical bitter once-popular local high school football star.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Linda Gillen, Craig Wasson, Louise Hoven, Sally Julian

Votes: 9

28. Violet (1982)

31 min | Short

8.2
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Badly scarred in a childhood accident, Violet boards a bus in North Carolina on a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to visit a TV preacher, the one that heals. On the bus, she meets two soldiers on ... See full summary »

Director: Shelley Levinson | Stars: Didi Conn, Patrick Dollaghan, Rodney Saulsberry, Thomas McGowan

Votes: 91

29. Circle of Power (1981)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Christopher Allport, Cindy Pickett, John Considine

Votes: 176

30. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Miss Lonelyhearts (1983)

56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A young Depression-era reporter is assigned to write his newspaper's advice column on the insistence of his mocking editor. Unhappy in the demeaning assignment, he begins to take an interest in one of the readers sending letters.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Eric Roberts, Arthur Hill, Conchata Ferrell, John P. Ryan

Votes: 36

31. Seeing Red (1983)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert | Stars: Oscar Hunter, Rose Podmaka, Sylvia Woods, Howard 'Stretch' Johnson

Votes: 104

32. The Party Animal (1984)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip ... See full summary »

Director: David Beaird | Stars: Matthew Causey, Timothy Carhart, Jerry Jones, Robin Harlan

Votes: 732

33. Starring... the Actors (1984)

Documentary

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Directors: Alan Bloom, Elizabeth M. Daley | Stars: Roy Scheider, Henry Winkler, Blythe Danner, Gordon Hunt

Votes: 8

34. Tales of Meeting and Parting (1985)

15 min | Short

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Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeanne Sakata, Patricia Ayame Thomson, Bruce Wright, Patti Yasutake

35. Sherman's March (1985)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 2,191

36. Unfinished Business (1987)

67 min

6.3
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Helena, a stage actress is confronted by Ferenc, a Hungarian who left her 15 years before to return to Europe, where he now runs a state-subsidized theater. Though he has brought along his ... See full summary »

Director: Viveca Lindfors | Stars: Peter Donat, Herriett Guiar, Gina Hecht, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 7

37. The Addict (1990)

Short

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Director: Rogelio Lobato

38. Alyce in Wonderland (1991)

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Director: John Lugar | Stars: Dena Anderson, Craig Tsuyumine, Mickey Yablans

39. Last Breeze of Summer (1991)

30 min | Drama, Short

7.6
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This is a coming of age story about a young black girl. Lizzy Davis, a school Principal, reminisces about her adolescence in Ranford, Texas in 1957. As a result of the Supreme Court ... See full summary »

Director: Arik Caspi | Stars: Dave Bean, Julian Doster, Starletta DuPois, Bill Feeney

Votes: 21

40. Life Is Nice (1991)

96 min

4.8
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Set in in suburban Los Angeles, "Life is Nice..." is a comedic post, post-modern tale of love, friendship, perhaps boredom and a girl. A wacky surreal world where nothing is what it seems. ... See full summary »

Director: Forest Wise | Stars: Forest Wise, Mike Dytri, Kia Collins, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 12

41. Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

Director: Joan C. Gratz | Star: Jean G. Poulot

Votes: 659

42. The Prom (1992)

49 min | Drama

6.9
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Marty is not comfortable showing his body at college or private. He is suffering from a skin disease called nevus flammeus. In town he stumbles on The Dunes. A porn-shop-theme-park with one... See full summary »

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: J.D. Callum, Nada Despotovich, Cole Hauser, Andras Jones

Votes: 70

43. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Father Bessarion, David Blair, William S. Burroughs, Florence Ormezzano

Votes: 271

44. Delivering (1993)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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Two brothers spend a harrowing day together concerned about the future of their family.

Director: Todd Field | Stars: Ian Bohen, Justin Carmack, David Hayward, Danni Wheeler

Votes: 231

45. Cinema of Vengeance (1994)

R | 85 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Toby Russell | Stars: Jackie Chan, John Woo, Bruce Li, Cynthia Rothrock

Votes: 166

46. The Stöned Age (1994)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Hubbs are a pair of rockers who are on a quest for 'chicks'. This is the tale of their adventures over one night.

Director: James Melkonian | Stars: Michael Kopelow, Bradford Tatum, China Kantner, Renee Allman

Votes: 4,173

47. The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Based on the first centenary of the largest exporter of films in the world, that is Hollywood, is the story told by its protagonists, actors and writers and other people who made life in ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Peter Coyote, Robert Altman, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Fred Astaire

Votes: 188

48. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg (1996 TV Special)

Documentary

7.3
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A biography of producer/director Steven Spielberg, showing clips from many of his films and interviews with actors and crew members he has worked with.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern

Votes: 241

49. Green Plaid Shirt (1996)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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The relationship of two gay men and their friends (from the pre-AIDS 1977 to the epidemic late 1980s) with the common theme of a green plaid shirt, which they found at their first meeting at a yard sale.

Director: Richard Natale | Stars: Gregory Phelan, Kevin Spirtas, Richard Israel, Russell Scott Lewis

Votes: 391

50. Struggles in Steel: The Fight for Equal Opportunity (1996)

58 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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This documentary tells the forgotten story of the African-American struggle for equality in the U.S. steel industry (based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). In a series of interviews intermixed... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Buba, Raymond Henderson | Stars: Raymond Henderson, Dennis C. Dickerson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King

Votes: 25


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