With American Film Institute (AFI) (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. 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

2. 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: 5,736

3. 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: 92,356 | Gross: $7.00M

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Alyce in Wonderland (1991)

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

8. 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

9. Clinic E (1996)

Short

6.7
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A young man receives a letter informing him that one of his ex-lovers has tested HIV positive. In a panic, he takes the HIV test and, as he awaits the results, he tries to figure out who of... See full summary »

Director: Mark Ward | Stars: David Fenner, John Lafayette, J.P. Manoux, Becky Meister

Votes: 20

10. Black Sheep Boy (1995)

Unrated | 37 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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The psychological and emotional motivations of gay sexual fetish, especially relating to gay male teens maturing into men and their sexual exploits.

Director: Michael Wallin | Stars: Stuart Cataldo, Drew Daniel, Peter Dunaj, Andrew Durham

Votes: 73

11. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

5.3
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A testimonial presented by the American Film Institute to actor/director Clint Eastwood, including reminiscences by his friends, coworkers and co-stars.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jim Carrey, Rene Russo, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 222

12. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson (1994 TV Special)

7.2
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The American Film Institute fetes curmudgeonly actor and sometimes director Nicholson and screens clips of his best-known, best-loved works.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Kathleen Turner, Sean Penn

Votes: 123

13. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

8.6
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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 112

14. Wednesday (1974)

17 min | Short

8.2
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Director: Marvin Kupfer | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Selette Cole, Biff Elliot, Jean Sarah Frost

Votes: 28

15. First Daughter (1997)

30 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Anne Madden | Stars: Michael Paul Chan, Kieu Chinh, Jane Chung, Claudia Francis

Votes: 21

16. In the Name of the Father (1992)

30 min | Short

7.7
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An English knight desperate for survival, kidnaps a French boy during the Hundred Years War

Director: Paul Warner | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Garin Turner, Brooke Varon, Verane Deschamps

Votes: 81

17. Falling from Grace (1998)

29 min | Short

6.5
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Director: Steven Hentges | Stars: Cody Tucker, John Patrick White, Gretchen Storms, Jim Cantafio

Votes: 11

18. The Funeral (1999)

13 min | Short

8.0
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Director: Vibeke Ringen | Star: Alexandra Carter

Votes: 6

19. Maria & Jose (2000)

21 min | Fantasy, Short, Romance

7.1
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Smart, successful and independent, Maria finds solice living alone. She has no idea José lives inside her ear, playing his cello, whispering his devotion, caring for her as best a small man can.

Director: Cathrine Irgens Nilsen | Stars: Arly Jover, David Fenner, Zelda Rubinstein, Brian Durkin

Votes: 18

20. Marisa, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Nicholas Jacobs | Stars: David K. Brown, Naomi Grossman, Matthew Morgan Scott, Stephen Arenholz

21. Exchange Value (1998)

Unrated | 24 min | Short

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Two brothers try to take advantage of an old rich pack rat. They learn their lessons simply by looking at the bizarre living environment of the old lady.

Director: Rich Kim | Stars: John Cho, Jay So

22. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1986 TV Special)

Documentary

7.5
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Legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder becomes the 14th recipient of The American Film Institute Life Achievement Award as clips from a number of his classic films are unreeled: "The Major and ... See full summary »

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Billy Wilder, Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett

Votes: 106

23. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988 TV Special)

Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Jack Lemmon is honored by the AFI with a Life Achievement Award hosted by Julie Andrews featuring clips from his films and reminiscences from co-workers.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, James Cagney

Votes: 120

24. Hollywood Mavericks (1990)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary focusing on seventeen maverick directors who were not afraid to break the rules of filmmaking to advance their art from John Ford to Martin Scorsese.

Directors: Florence Dauman, Dale Ann Stieber | Stars: Woody Allen, Robert Altman, George Bancroft, Richard Barthelmess

Votes: 68

25. 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

26. Best Beer Buddy (2000)

18 min | Short

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Director: Rolf Schrader | Stars: Sean Sweeney, Chip Godwin, Emily Kosloski, Douglas M. Eames

27. The Newman Shower (2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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It's the summer of 1990 at Camp Colman, and while most of his cabinmates are busy bragging about their sexual exploits, Zach Newman is keeping something secret. Ashamed to shower in front ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Passman | Stars: Erik Altemus, Jason Lansing, Brian Sites, Blake Bashoff

Votes: 40

28. A.W.O.L. (1980)

Short

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Director: Bruce Richardson | Stars: Julie Marine, Ken Wright, Jock Mahoney, Aaron Appel

29. Tulare City Limits (1990)

30 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Barbara Kallir | Stars: Rawley Valverde, Richard Yniguez, Paul Vasquez, King Cotton

30. James Cagney: Top of the World (1992 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

7.4
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James Cagney was a song-and-dance man who loved animals, supported the underdog and was liked by everybody, but is remembered for his roles as a cold-blooded gangster.

Director: Carl H. Lindahl | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Casey Cagney Thomas, James Cagney, Mae Clarke

Votes: 148

31. Bob's Movie (2002)

16 min | Short

6.6
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Director: John V. Terrey | Stars: Kevin Fabian, Carolyn Palmer, Jerry Weil, Renee Weldon

Votes: 5

32. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks (2002 TV Special)

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The American Film Institute (AFI) presents its 30th Life Achievement Award to Tom Hanks.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tim Allen, Jeremy Davies, Vincent Dowling, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 181

33. The Directors (1997– )
Episode: The Films of Sydney Pollack (2000)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Sydney Pollack, Charles Durning, Sally Field, Harrison Ford

Votes: 29

34. Hardcore Action News (2003)

Unrated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Investigating your life, exploiting your body.

Director: Niels Alpert | Stars: Lizzy Caplan, Mathew Scollon, Odile Corso, John Vance

Votes: 46

35. Just Drive (2001)

Short

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Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Brian Evers, George Hirschmann, Jimmy Shubert

Votes: 30

36. Wishing Time (2003)

Short

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Director: Torrie Rosenzweig | Stars: Natasha Gregson Wagner, Seymour Cassel, Jillian Clare, Allie Carieri

Votes: 15

37. Disconnected (2002)

19 min | Drama, Family, Short

6.9
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The story about a mother losing her husband.

Director: Tim De Ridder | Stars: Anadel Baughn, Dan Cole, Charles Howerton, Joel Kindrick

Votes: 16

38. The Directors (1997– )
Episode: The Films of Barry Levinson (2000)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Annette Bening, Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 11

39. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

7.2
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 219

40. A.N.I. 1240 (2003)

13 min | Sci-Fi, Short

6.7
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NOAH VI's "artificial, nanotronic, intellegence system (ANI) has just ten minutes to convince her proud Captain to "merge" with her, permanently erasing his mind and soul, or the space mission will fail and both will die.

Director: Rolf Schrader | Stars: Aaron McPherson, Marjory Graue, Garrett M. Brown, Kelsey Lewis

Votes: 14

41. King Returns (2001)

22 min | Drama, Short

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The tragic and surreal story of Pepe Reyes, retired Spanish flamenco guitarist living in Los Angeles. On the day he receives news that a record company wants to re-release his legendary ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Beneria | Stars: María Benjumeda, Raúl González, David Paladino, George Wienbarg III

42. Wednesday Afternoon (I) (2004)

24 min | Drama, Short

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There is no right or wrong in the world that Miguel, an East L.A. teenager, and his father live in, only choices. One's an American, the other an immigrant, and though they are son and ... See full summary »

Director: Alonso Mayo | Stars: Jeffrey Licon, Jose Yenque, Luis Contreras, VictoriaRegina

Votes: 59

43. Martha (2004)

11 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Martha is a black comedy that proves how difficult it is to keep a marriage healthy.

Director: Sebastian Leda | Stars: Matthew Baird, Michelle Ford, George Frangides, Yvette McClendon

Votes: 18

44. A Beautiful Life (2004)

20 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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Porfilio is a musician who uses Belizean music as a gateway to identify with his culture. He is the son of a rancher who migrated to the United States to provide the opportunity of a ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth R. Williams | Stars: Allen Maldonado, Joseph Marcell, Cisco Reyes, Esther Mercado

Votes: 52

45. Codename: Simon (2004)

TV-G | 10 min | Short

7.8
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Simon is an undercover space agent whose new mission finds him on Earth awaiting pick-up by his parents' spaceship.

Director: Graham Tallman | Stars: Tristan Jarred, Joan Blair, Spencer Rasmussen, Fairly Tull

Votes: 57

46. Echoes (2004)

22 min | Drama, Short

7.4
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A traumatized woman deals with a tragic loss.

Director: Cedric K. Williams | Stars: Denisse Bon, Alyssa Diaz, Anthony Dilio, Ella Saldana North

Votes: 16

47. Double Negatives (2003)

15 min | Drama, Short

7.0
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In "Double Negatives", we enter the world of 12 year-old Paul Sorensen as his battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder reaches a climactic moment and, for the first time; he is must choose... See full summary »

Director: Tue Walin Storm | Stars: Michael S. Scott, Misha Henson, Mark Chaet, Blake Neitzel

Votes: 6

48. Keeper of the Past (2005)

18 min | Short, Thriller

7.0
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Stanley, an image manipulation expert, is up against a fierce adversary in a media battle that will decide the outcome of a political campaign, and of life as he knows it.

Director: Alonso Mayo | Stars: Adam Rodriguez, Steven Bauer, Robin Paul, Brent Florence

Votes: 69

49. Might as Well Live (2000)

13 min | Short

8.6
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Devastated by the "Dear Jane" letter, a half-in-the-bag Susan decides to kill herself. The Man Upstairs tries to talk her out of it but instead makes life seem more unbearable than ever. ... See full summary »

Director: Yelena Lanskaya | Stars: Gordon Clapp, Jacalyn O'Shaughnessy, Binky van Bilderbeek

Votes: 9

50. La llorona del río (2001)

24 min | Drama, Short

5.6
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Drama based on the leged of La Llorona

Director: David Becerra | Stars: Patricia De Leon, Robert Tena, Eliana Alexander, Manny Suárez

Votes: 8


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