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Roma 1.

Roma

November 21, 2018 | Not Rated
Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. [Netflix]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.7
Rocks 2.

Rocks

February 1, 2021 | TV-MA
A teenage girl suddenly finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
6.6
Amazing Grace 3.

Amazing Grace

November 23, 2018
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.2
The Irishman 4.

The Irishman

November 1, 2019 | R
The Irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.1
Apocalypse Now 5.

Apocalypse Now

August 15, 1979 | R
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.7
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 6.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

December 17, 2003 | PG-13
Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no small measure, the fate of Middle-earth rests on his broad shoulders. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.8
Marriage Story 7.

Marriage Story

November 6, 2019 | R
An incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.1
La La Land 8.

La La Land

December 9, 2016 | PG-13
Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 9.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

December 19, 2001 | PG-13
An epic adventure of good against evil, a story of the power of friendship and individual courage, and the heroic quest to pave the way for the emergence of mankind, J.R.R. Tolkien's master work brought to cinematic life. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.0
Time 10.

Time

October 9, 2020 | PG-13
Fox Rich is a fighter. The entrepreneur, abolitionist and mother of six boys has spent the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 90s in a moment of desperation. Combining the video diaries Fox has recorded for Rob over the years with intimate glimpses of her present-day life, director Garrett Bradley paints a mesmerizing portrait of the resilience and radical love necessary to prevail over the endless separations of the country’s prison-industrial complex.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
5.2
Procession 11.

Procession

November 19, 2021 | R
Six midwestern men — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy — come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired experiment designed to collectively work through their trauma. As part of a radically collaborative filmmaking process, they create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams and experiences, meant to explore the church rituals, culture and hierarchies that enabled silence around their abuse. In the face of a failed legal system, we watch these men reclaim the spaces that allowed their assault, revealing the possibility for catharsis and redemption through a new-found fraternity.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.3
Phantom Thread 12.

Phantom Thread

December 25, 2017 | R
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.7
Cold War 13.

Cold War

December 21, 2018 | R
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times. [Amazon Studios]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.9
The Power of the Dog 14.

The Power of the Dog

November 17, 2021 | Not Rated
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother (Jesse Plemons) brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.5
Dick Johnson Is Dead 15.

Dick Johnson Is Dead

October 2, 2020 | PG-13
A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced the award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she's ready to use every escapist movie-making trick in the book - staging inventive and fantastical ways for her 86-year-old psychiatrist father to die while hoping that cinema might help her bend time, laugh at pain, and keep her father alive forever.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
Time Out 16.

Time Out

March 29, 2002 | PG-13
After losing his job, Vincent (Recoing) can't bring himself to tell his wife (Viard) and children, so he wanders around France during the day, while they think he's at work, and finds himself on a moral and ethical journey of conscience that challenges the notions he's formed about life. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.1
Leave No Trace 17.

Leave No Trace

June 29, 2018 | PG
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.6
Shirkers 18.

Shirkers

October 26, 2018 | Not Rated
In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called Shirkers-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, a killer named S. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage! 20 years later, the 16mm cans are recovered in New Orleans, sending Sandi-now a novelist in Los Angeles-on a new personal odyssey across two continents and many media: 16mm, digital, Hi8, Super8, slides, animation and handwritten letters.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.6
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 19.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

December 18, 2002 | PG-13
In the second chapter in J.R.R Tolkien's epic trilogy, the Fellowship faces unimaginable armies and deception while also witnessing ancient wonders and the untapped strength of their people. [New Line Productions]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open 20.

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

November 22, 2019 | TV-MA
Two Indigenous women living very different lives are briefly brought together by desperate circumstances.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.1
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 21.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

November 25, 2020 | R
Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.6
Descendant 22.

Descendant

October 21, 2022 | Not Rated
Descendant tells the story of the Clotilda - the last known ship to smuggle stolen Africans to America - the unthinkable cover-up, and the impact of that crime on generations of descendants living in Africatown. Once the past is revealed, can the future be reclaimed?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.8
If Beale Street Could Talk 23.

If Beale Street Could Talk

December 14, 2018 | R
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Tish knows that Fonny is innocent, and is mindful that his good friend Daniel Carty (Brian Tyree Henry) has only recently been freed after an unjust incarceration. While Fonny's mother (Aunjanue Ellis) clings to piety and his father (Michael Beach) grapples with feelings of powerlessness, Tish's earthy father Joseph (Colman Domingo) and fierce older sister Ernestine (Teyonah Parris) are unwavering in their support. Even more anxious to clear Fonny's name is Tish's deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law's happiness...and for the couple's unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Facing the unexpected prospect of parenthood and holding down a job without her partner at her side, Tish must adjust her perspective on the realities of her existence. She visits Fonny regularly, trying to shore up his spirit even as prison takes its toll. As the weeks turn to months, Tish reaffirms their hopes and resilience, relying on familial and inner strength. [Annapurna Pictures]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.1
Happy as Lazzaro 24.

Happy as Lazzaro

November 30, 2018 | Not Rated
This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. A loyal bond is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious that it will travel in time and transport Lazzaro in search of Tancredi. His first time in the big city, Lazzaro is like a fragment of the past lost in the modern world.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
Brokeback Mountain 25.

Brokeback Mountain

December 9, 2005 | R
Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Ordinary People 26.

Ordinary People

September 18, 1980 | R
In Robert Redford's directorial debut, the accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the austere mother (Mary Tyler Moore), the compassionate, well-meaning father (Donald Sutherland), and the guilt-ridden younger son (Timothy Hutton).
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.7
My Neighbor Totoro 27.

My Neighbor Totoro

April 16, 1988 | G
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
My Happy Family 28.

My Happy Family

December 1, 2017 | Not Rated
On the evening of her 52nd birthday, Georgian literature teacher Manana unexpectedly announces to her family that she is leaving. She has been married for 30 years and lives in a three-bedroom flat in Tbilisi with her husband, parents, two children and her son-in-law.The members of her family represent three generations and are completely different from each other: Manana's husband Soso (55); their daughter Nino (24), who is married and adores her husband Vakho (27); Manana's son Lasha (20); Manana's mother Lamara (72), the pillar of the family who takes care of everybody; and Manana's father Otar (80), who after a long and exhausting life, dreams of death which seems slow in coming. Initially, the family don't take Manana's decision seriously. But then she packs her suitcase and leaves. The family is shocked and incredulous: where is she going? Who upset her? She is past 'divorce age' after all, and has a good husband who doesn’t drink, take drugs or beat her.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Chasing Coral 29.

Chasing Coral

July 14, 2017 | Not Rated
Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. [Sundance]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 30.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

June 12, 2019 | TV-MA
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Nausica? of the Valley of the Wind 31.

Nausica? of the Valley of the Wind

June 13, 1985 | PG
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausica? desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
The Son 32.

The Son

January 10, 2003
A divorced carpentry instructor at a vocational training center finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious student. [New Yorker Films]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Ponyo 33.

Ponyo

August 14, 2009 | G
Ponyo is a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Strong Island 34.

Strong Island

September 15, 2017 | Not Rated
In April 1992, on Long Island NY, William Jr., the Ford's eldest child, a black 24 year-old teacher, was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19 year-old mechanic. Although Ford was unarmed, he became the prime suspect in his own murder. Director Yance Ford chronicles the arc of his family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of racism in America.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.9
American Factory 35.

American Factory

August 21, 2019 | TV-14
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution 36.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

March 25, 2020 | Not Rated
Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
The Lost Daughter 37.

The Lost Daughter

December 17, 2021 | R
Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.2
Athlete A 38.

Athlete A

June 24, 2020 | PG-13
In Athlete A, filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk delve into the unchecked abuse inside the world of elite competitive gymnastics. Equal parts devastating and inspiring, the film follows the IndyStar reporters as they reveal the extensive cover-up and culture of cruelty that was allowed to thrive within elite gymnastics, the attorney fighting the institutions, and most importantly, the brave whistle-blowers who refuse to be silenced. [Netflix]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Atlantics 39.

Atlantics

November 15, 2019 | Not Rated
In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.1
Get Out 40.

Get Out

February 24, 2017 | R
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Passing 41.

Passing

October 27, 2021 | PG-13
Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, Passing tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York. After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself to Irene’s husband (André Holland) and family, and soon her larger social circle as well. As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare, and PASSING becomes a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.6
Mudbound 42.

Mudbound

November 17, 2017 | R
Set in the post-WWII South, Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige)—sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations—struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face. The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.7
The Iron Giant 43.

The Iron Giant

August 6, 1999 | PG
A giant metal machine falls to Earth in 1950s Maine, frightening townspeople. However, the robot befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth who must save it from the predjudices of the townspeople and from a government agent intent on destroying the robot.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Won't You Be My Neighbor? 44.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

June 8, 2018 | Not Rated
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
The Last Days 45.

The Last Days

October 23, 1998 | PG-13
In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, focuses on the plight of five Hungarian Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz. Though these survivors recount the horrors they witnessed and endured as a result of the Nazis' "Final Solution," their individual triumphs are a testament to hope and humanity.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Sound and Fury 46.

Sound and Fury

October 25, 2000
Takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. (Next Wave Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 47.

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

May 8, 2002 | PG
The year is 1893 when Britain's Queen Victoria was the unsympathetic ruler of India. This is an inspiring story of a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely heroes. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
The Square 48.

The Square

October 25, 2013 | Not Rated
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America 49.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

January 14, 2022 | PG-13
Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.5
The Reason I Jump 50.

The Reason I Jump

January 8, 2021 | Not Rated
Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Under the Shadow 51.

Under the Shadow

October 7, 2016 | Not Rated
Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War of the Cities. Accused of subversion by the post-Revolution government and blacklisted from medical college, she falls into a state of malaise. With Tehran under the constant threat of aerial bombardment, her husband (Bobby Naderi) is drafted and sent to the frontlines by the army, leaving Shideh all alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi). Soon after he leaves, a missile hits their apartment building and while failing to explode, a neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances and Dorsa’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Shideh finds herself slowly drawn into the ensuing turmoil, struggling to cling onto what is real and what is not. Searching for answers, she learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might have brought with it Djinn – malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself. [Vertical Entertainment]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
The Disciple 52.

The Disciple

April 30, 2021 | Not Rated
Sharad Nerulkar has devoted his life to becoming an Indian classical music vocalist, diligently following the traditions and discipline of old masters, his guru, and his father. But as years go by, Sharad starts to wonder whether it’s really possible to achieve the excellence he’s striving for.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Kiki's Delivery Service 53.

Kiki's Delivery Service

July 29, 1989 | G
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Prayers for the Stolen 54.

Prayers for the Stolen

November 17, 2021 | R
In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. But one day, one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hideout in time.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Spider-Man 2 55.

Spider-Man 2

June 30, 2004 | PG-13
In the second installment in the Spider-Man series, based on the classic Marvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime fighter. The entertaining adventure escalates and Spider-Man's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius, (Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock." (Sony)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
The LEGO Movie 56.

The LEGO Movie

February 7, 2014 | PG
An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Up in the Air 57.

Up in the Air

December 4, 2009 | R
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Private Life 58.

Private Life

October 5, 2018 | Not Rated
Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti) are a couple in the throes of infertility who try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. After the emotional and economic upheaval of in vitro fertilization, they’re at the end of their middle-aged rope, but when Sadie (Kayli Carter), a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, things begin to look up. [Netflix]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Porco Rosso 59.

Porco Rosso

January 1, 1992 | PG
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
The Sting 60.

The Sting

December 25, 1973 | TV-14
In Chicago of September 1936, a young con man seeks revenge for his murdered by teaming up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
13th 61.

13th

October 7, 2016 | TV-MA
The title of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
It Follows 62.

It Follows

March 13, 2015 | R
For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Is That Black Enough for You?!? 63.

Is That Black Enough for You?!?

October 28, 2022 | R
Film critic Elvis Mitchell tracks the history of Black cinema, focused mainly on the '70s, with archival and new interviews with many of the key players from the era.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
3.9
RRR 64.

RRR

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
RRR is a fictional story about India's legendary freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad respectively.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 65.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

June 21, 2019 | Not Rated
From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own work. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed novels, including “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Mars One 66.

Mars One

January 5, 2023 | Not Rated
The Martins family are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Forrest Gump 67.

Forrest Gump

July 6, 1994 | PG-13
A sweeping look at thirty tumultuous years of American history seen through the eyes of the charmed simpleton Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
We the Animals 68.

We the Animals

August 17, 2018 | R
Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.7
Parenthood 69.

Parenthood

August 2, 1989 | PG-13
Gil Martin is a funny and loving husband who's also tries too hard to be the "perfect" parent to his uniquely different kids. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Frances Ha 70.

Frances Ha

May 17, 2013 | R
This small budget, black-and white-collaboration between writer/director Noah Baumbach and writer/star Greta Gerwig centers on Frances (Gerwig), an apprentice dancer fumbling through post-college life in New York City.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Da 5 Bloods 71.

Da 5 Bloods

June 12, 2020 | R
Four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul's concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War. [Netflix]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.7
Elena 72.

Elena

May 30, 2014 | Not Rated
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the military dictatorship, and she leaves behind Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra goes to New York to pursue acting and in search of Elena. But the film (and the filmmaker) cannot escape the similarities between Petra and Elena’s stories, and as they overlap, they begin to blur.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
Closet Monster 73.

Closet Monster

September 23, 2016 | Not Rated
A fresh take on the coming-of-age story, this surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar (Connor Jessup) hovering on the brink of adulthood. Struggling to find his place in the world after a rough childhood and haunted by images of a tragic incident, Oscar dreams of escaping his small town. After he meets a mysterious and attractive new co-worker, Oscar follows the guidance of his pet hamster Buffy (Isabella Rossellini) and faces his demons to find the life he wants. [Strand Releasing]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 74.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

November 23, 2022 | PG-13
In Rian Johnson's Knives Out follow-up, detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.0
Raw 75.

Raw

March 10, 2017 | R
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet and a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened 76.

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

November 18, 2016 | Not Rated
One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
The Edge of Democracy 77.

The Edge of Democracy

June 19, 2019 | TV-14
A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis - the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. Combining unprecedented access to leaders past and present, including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, with accounts of her own family's complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains. [Netflix]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.3
Skyfall 78.

Skyfall

November 9, 2012 | PG-13
In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. [Columbia Pictures, MGM]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 79.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

June 24, 2016 | PG-13
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. [The Orchard]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Costa Brava, Lebanon 80.

Costa Brava, Lebanon

July 15, 2022 | Not Rated
In the not-so-distant future, the free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in an idyllic mountain home. Without warning, the government starts to build a garbage landfill right outside their fence, intruding on their domestic utopia and bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so does tension in the household, revealing a long-simmering division between those family members who wish to defend or abandon the mountain oasis they have built.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Blair Witch Project 81.

The Blair Witch Project

July 16, 1999 | R
On October 21, 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams hiked into Maryland's Black Hills Forest to shoot a documentary film on a local legend, The Blair Witch. They were never heard from again. One year later, their footage was found. The Blair Witch Project is their legacy. [Artisan Entertainment]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
King Kong 82.

King Kong

December 14, 2005 | PG-13
Director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) helms the dramatic adventure King Kong, bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
I Lost My Body 83.

I Lost My Body

November 15, 2019 | TV-MA
In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand's separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Mirai 84.

Mirai

November 30, 2018 | PG
Kun, a little boy, enjoys a happy childhood until the arrival of his baby sister, Mirai. As the new baby becomes the center of his parents' attention, he becomes increasingly jealous. Little by little, he withdraws into himself. In the backyard where he likes to take refuge, grows a magical family tree. Kun finds himself suddenly catapulted into a fantastic world where the past and the present mingle. One after another, he meets his relatives at different ages: his mother, as a little girl; his great-grandfather, as an energetic young man; and his little sister, as a teenager. Through these adventures, Kun is able to discover his own story. [Gkids]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
The Mitchells vs. The Machines 85.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

April 30, 2021 | PG
It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity. [Netflix]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
The Sparks Brothers 86.

The Sparks Brothers

June 18, 2021 | Not Rated
How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary The Sparks Brothers, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
Knock Down the House 87.

Knock Down the House

May 1, 2019 | PG
A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
0.5
Sorry to Bother You 88.

Sorry to Bother You

July 6, 2018 | Not Rated
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Bending the Arc 89.

Bending the Arc

October 6, 2017 | NR
A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists —including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl —whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. [Abramorama]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Howl's Moving Castle 90.

Howl's Moving Castle

June 10, 2005 | TV-PG
An amazing new animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity. (Disney)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Forty-Year-Old Version 91.

The Forty-Year-Old Version

October 2, 2020 | R
Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.7
7 Prisoners 92.

7 Prisoners

November 5, 2021 | R
To provide a better life for his family in the country, 18-year-old Mateus accepts a job in a junkyard in S?o Paulo for his new boss, Luca. But when he and a few other boys become trapped in the dangerous world of human trafficking, Mateus will be forced to decide between working for the very man who imprisoned him or risk his and his family’s future.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Jezebel 93.

Jezebel

January 17, 2020 | Not Rated
In the last days of her mother's life, 19 year old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her older sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Tiffany becomes popular as the only "live black model" at the new adult site and soon becomes too close to one of her frequent callers. Dynamics shift in the sister relationship as each woman explores and exploits their sexuality, using their created fantasy worlds as an escape from the realities of their challenging real life circumstances.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
All Is Well 94.

All Is Well

June 6, 2019 | TV-MA
Janne's new boss's brother-in-law slept with her against her will. She conceals the incident and continues her way of life as usual. But her silence has consequences, not only for the love that she feels for her friend Piet.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.2
Minority Report 95.

Minority Report

June 21, 2002 | PG-13
Based on a story by famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, Minority Report is and action-detective thriller set in Washington, D.C. in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime. (Fox/Dreamworks)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Reservoir Dogs 96.

Reservoir Dogs

October 1, 1992 | TV-MA
Quentin Tarantino's debut cult classic chronicles a jewelry heist gone wrong. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom 97.

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

October 9, 2015 | Not Rated
A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) 98.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

October 13, 2017 | TV-MA
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. [Netflix]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
She's Gotta Have It 99.

She's Gotta Have It

August 8, 1986 | Unrated
The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.6
Funan 100.

Funan

June 7, 2019 | Not Rated
Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8

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