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1. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

TV-MA | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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79 Metascore

An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel

Votes: 31,659

2. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 32,503 | Gross: $1.72M

3. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 680

4. Nico, 1988 (2017)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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75 Metascore

The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek

Votes: 1,146 | Gross: $0.07M

5. River of Fundament (2014)

319 min | Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

In 2007, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler began a new collaborative project inspired by American author Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, set in pharaonic Egypt. The project ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Dave Bald Eagle, Milford Graves, John Buffalo Mailer, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.04M

6. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)

288 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer

Votes: 768

8. Self Discovery for Social Survival (2019)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

6.9
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Self Discovery for Social Survival is a collaborative film from record label Mexican Summer and surf and outdoor brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply. Filmed in Mexico, the Maldives, and Iceland in ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Gentile | Stars: Jamie Brisick, Ari Browne, Ryan Burch, Corey Colapinto

Votes: 7

9. Empire (1964)

485 min | Documentary

3.6
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A single shot of the Empire State Building from early evening until nearly 3 am the next day.

Director: Andy Warhol | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol

Votes: 1,094

10. That Summer (2017)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

6.2
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62 Metascore

Montauk, East Hampton, New York, 2016. Peter Beard discusses his work as a photographer, artist and diarist before reminiscing about his attempt to make a documentary in the summer of 1972 ... See full summary »

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Peter Beard, Lee Radziwill, Jacqueline Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy

Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Imagine (1972 TV Movie)

83 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A surreal, half-fiction, half real life footage of a day in the life of John lennon and Yoko Ono, composed to music from John's historic 'Imagine' album and Yoko's 'Fly'.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: Fred Astaire, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Dick Cavett

Votes: 582

12. George (I) (2018)

120 min | Documentary

9.1
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Documentary feature length film/video portrait of George Maciunas, the founder of the avant-garde art movement 'FLUXUS'

Director: Jeffrey Perkins | Stars: George Maciunas, Eric Andersen, Ay-o, Vyt Bakaitis

Votes: 10

13. Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)

Not Rated | 177 min | Documentary

7.7
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A chronogical about life including self, family, friend, couple and idol in 6 reels

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Timothy Leary, Ed Emshwiller, Franz Fuenstler, Jack Smith

Votes: 486

14. Hallelujah the Hills (1963)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

7.0
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After courting a woman called Vera for seven years, friends Jack and Leo decide to seclude themselves in the Vermont woods near her home, when she finally decides to accept a third man called Gideon.

Director: Adolfas Mekas | Stars: Peter Beard, Sheila Finn, Martin Greenbaum, Peggy Steffans

Votes: 127

15. The Brig (1964)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama

7.1
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A ultra-realistic depiction of life in a Marine Corps brig (or jail) at a camp in Japan in 1957. Marine prisoners are awakened and put through work details for the course of a single day, ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Warren Finnerty, Jim Anderson, Henry Howard, Tom Lillard

Votes: 213

16. Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)

Not Rated | 178 min | Documentary

7.7
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Artist-writer-poet-filmmaker Jonas Mekas documents his early years building a life and discovering an arts community in New York.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Peter Beard, Ed Emshwiller, Ken Jacobs, Adolfas Mekas

Votes: 342

17. Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (2018)

78 min | Documentary

7.0
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82 Metascore

Barbara Rubin's twenty-nine-minute experimental film 'Christmas on Earth' caused a sensation when it first screened in New York City in 1963. Its orgy scenes, double projections and ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Smith | Stars: Bob Dylan, Richard Foreman, Allen Ginsberg, Jonas Mekas

Votes: 34

18. What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Bresson

Votes: 287

19. Guns of the Trees (1961)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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A depressed woman, Barbara, is on the verge of suicide while a man she meets in a church and a married couple try to convince her that life is worth living.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Adolfas Mekas, Frances Stillman, Ben Carruthers, Argus Spear Juillard

Votes: 194

20. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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A film diary divided into three episodes. In the first part Jonas Mekas tells about his time as emigrant in New York in 1950s, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Ken Jacobs

Votes: 727

21. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

8.2
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A televisual memory of cinema, this documentary series about contemporary filmmakers from around the world, created by Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe, is a follow-up to the acclaimed initial series "Filmmakers of our time" (1964-1972).

Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, Claude Chabrol, Luc Moullet

Votes: 80

22. Cinématon (1984)

210 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Gérard Courant | Stars: Jacques Aboucaya, Vincent Adatte, Fabrice Adde, Laure Adler

Votes: 98

23. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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66 Metascore

An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

Director: Steven Sebring | Stars: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray, Tony Shanahan

Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)

87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Joan Agajanian Quinn, Jean Michel Basquiat, Irving Blum, Stephen Bruce

Votes: 297

25. Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections (1990)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Andy Warhol, John Cale, Allen Ginsberg, Mick Jagger

Votes: 232

26. Nico Icon (1995)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item,... See full summary »

Director: Susanne Ofteringer | Stars: Nico, Tina Aumont, Christian Päffgen, Edith Boulogne

Votes: 630 | Gross: $0.21M

27. Curb Dance (2011 Video)

2 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Harmony Korine dances on curbs.

Director: Harmony Korine | Star: Harmony Korine

Votes: 244

28. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

7.7
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The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

Votes: 975 | Gross: $0.04M

29. He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life (1986)

124 min | Documentary

7.3
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A film collage tracing the story of the lives, loves, and deaths within the artistic community surrounding Jonas Mekas.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Robert Breer, Alberto Cavalcanti, Richard Foreman

Votes: 40

30. Birth of a Nation (1997)

85 min | Documentary

7.1
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Mekas leads an archival avant-garde, a fast-paced parade of 160 underground film people he captured on film over four decades, described as, "160 portraits or rather appearances, sketches ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Kenneth Anger, Michel Auder, Bruce Baillie

Votes: 61

31. Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album (2000 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Behind-the-scenes footage to document the production of one of John Lennon's most enduring works. A fluid context of conflict, community, and craftsmanship.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector, George Harrison

Votes: 339

32. Strong Medicine (1981)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

6.8
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Adaptation of an avant-garde play about Rhoda, a hysterical heroine who feels oppressed by the people around her. She suffers through her birthday party, goes to see a doctor, plans a vacation, argues a lot and even breaks the fourth wall.

Director: Richard Foreman | Stars: Kate Manheim, David Warrilow, Ron Vawter, Bill Raymond

Votes: 33

33. Beyond the Bolex (2018)

80 min | Documentary

8.9
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When visionary Jewish immigrant Jacques Bolsey invents the Bolex in the 1920's, he puts the first home movie camera in the hands of everyday folks, fomenting a film revolution that still ... See full summary »

Director: Alyssa Bolsey | Stars: Jacques Bolsey, Wim Wenders, Jonas Mekas, Barbara Hammer

Votes: 12

34. The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man (2018)

110 min | Comedy

7.1
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About protesting the industrial world and having fun doing it. An the hapless, possibly Chaplinesque Atom Man and his Queen are the two main characters who come from different backgrounds ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Rice | Stars: Taylor Mead, Winifred Bryan, Julian Beck, Danny Dumbrowski

Votes: 48

35. Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012)

68 min | Documentary

8.0
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A motion picture composed of brief scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Friedl Bondy, James Broughton, William S. Burroughs, Richard Foreman

Votes: 95

36. Notes on the Circus (1966)

Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The short film is a montage of sped up video clips of The Ringling Brothers Circus in action set to a musical track. The film is separated into four segments, each segment which focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 213

37. In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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80 Metascore

Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.

Director: Martina Kudlácek | Stars: Miriam Arsham, Stan Brakhage, Chao Li Chi, Rita Christiani

Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.01M

38. I Had Nowhere to Go (2016)

100 min | Documentary

6.8
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Scottish video artist Douglas Gordon's portrait of American avant-garde pioneer Jonas Mekas.

Director: Douglas Gordon | Star: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 26

39. Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)

114 min | Documentary

6.8
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54 Metascore

A stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, galleries, bars and clubs.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Raimund Abraham, Marina Abramovic, Björk, Thomas Boujut

Votes: 79

40. This Side of Paradise (1999)

35 min | Short, Documentary

6.6
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Jonas Mekas spend his summer holiday with Jackie Kennedy, her sister's families and children.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Anthony Radziwill

Votes: 98

41. Hare Krishna (1966)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short

6.2
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Jonas Mekas's freewheeling camerawork leaves itself open to the possibility of a second Great Awakening in this impressionistic sketch of a Hare Krishna troupe taking to the streets. Later ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Rabindranath Das, Vamanadeva Das, Barbara Rubin, Bruce 'Brahmananda' Scharf

Votes: 88

42. Guest (II) (2010)

124 min | Documentary

6.8
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Filmmaker Jose Luis Guerin documents his experience during a year of traveling as a guest of film festivals to present his previous film. What emerges is a wonderfully humane and sincere ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Tanja Czichy, Charlotte Dupont, José Luis Guerín

Votes: 100

43. Andy Warhol's Factory People (2008– )

Documentary

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Tells the story of the Silver Factory that Warhol founded in 1964 in an abandoned hat factory on East 47th Street in New York City. Based on fifty hours of original interviews, factory ... See full summary »

Stars: Ultra Violet, Allen Midgette, Mary Woronov, Billy Name

Votes: 26

44. Dirt (1965)

12 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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"Two nuns take a bath, then meet a sailor on the Staten Island Ferry" - Piero Heliczer "Among all the new movies (it has been quiet lately on the underground scene) Piero Heliczer's Dirt ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Heliczer | Stars: John Cale, Storm De Hirsch, Bobby Driscoll, Dee Dee Driscoll

Votes: 16

45. Step Across the Border (1990)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Directors: Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Julia Judge, John Spacely, Tom Walker

Votes: 277

46. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003)

15 min | Short

7.2
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Footage shot in l950, this is the first movie shoot by Jonas Mekas when he came in New York, in the neighborhood of Brooklin. This is the first time he shoot his new home with his first Bolex.

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 40

47. Exprmntl (2016)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town hosts the world's first festival dedicated to avant-garde cinema: EXPRMNTL. The festival knew only five editions but those five editions soon became legendary.

Director: Brecht Debackere | Stars: Gabrielle Claes, Eric De Kuyper, Harun Farocki, Birgit Hein

Votes: 25

48. Cassis (1966)

Not Rated | 4 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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One day of the Cassis port filmed in one shot.

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 153

49. Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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What is experimental film, and why is it called that? Artists and poet working in celluloid since before WWI have always found themselves in a no man's land. Excluded both from the art ... See full summary »

Director: Pip Chodorov | Stars: Pip Chodorov, Ken Jacobs, Hans Richter, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 274

50. Happy Birthday to John (1997)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Musical

6.4
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On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono's art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, curated by David Ross... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Allen Ginsberg, Paul Krassner, John Lennon, George Maciunas

Votes: 164



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