With American Film Institute (AFI) (Sorted by US Box Office Ascending)
1. Green Fields (1937)
Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
Votes: 81 | Gross: $0.08M
2. 84C MoPic (1989)
R | 95 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.15M
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.
Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $0.25M
4. Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.29M
TV-G | 34 min | Musical, Short, Family
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 »
Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.33M
6. Swoon (1992)
Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $0.34M
7. Visions of Light (1992)
92 min | Documentary, History
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 »
Votes: 2,897 | Gross: $0.80M
8. Happy Endings (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.
Votes: 8,710 | Gross: $1.31M
9. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,613 | Gross: $1.43M
10. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 92,358 | Gross: $7.00M
11. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
R | 155 min | Drama, Romance
Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.
Votes: 18,558 | Gross: $13.34M
12. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Drama, Romance
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.
13. Ice (1970)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
"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 »
17. Glen and Randa (1971)
X | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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 »
23. Hot Tomorrows (1977)
73 min | Comedy
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.
28. Violet (1982)
31 min | Short
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 »
29. Circle of Power (1981)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
American Playhouse (1981– )
56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
31. Seeing Red (1983)
100 min | Documentary, History
A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.
32. The Party Animal (1984)
R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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 »
35. Sherman's March (1985)
Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
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.
36. Unfinished Business (1987)
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 »
39. Last Breeze of Summer (1991)
30 min | Drama, Short
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 »
40. Life Is Nice (1991)
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 »
42. The Prom (1992)
49 min | Drama
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 »
85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
47. The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
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 »
48. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg (1996 TV Special)
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.
49. Green Plaid Shirt (1996)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance
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.
58 min | Documentary, History
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 »