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1. Barfly (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Votes: 17,820 | Gross: $3.22M

2. Factotum (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand

Votes: 13,484 | Gross: $0.81M

3. The Crossing Guard (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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46 Metascore

Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright

Votes: 12,303 | Gross: $0.83M

4. Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)

101 min | Drama

6.8
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

Votes: 2,298

5. Crazy Love (1987)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Geert Hunaerts, Michael Pas, Gene Bervoets

Votes: 1,028 | Gross: $0.12M

6. Somebody to Love (1994)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.

Director: Alexandre Rockwell | Stars: Rosie Perez, Harvey Keitel, Anthony Quinn, Michael DeLorenzo

Votes: 644

7. The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1985– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary

8.4
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski.

Stars: Charles Bukowski, Linda Lee Bukowski, Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 413

8. Lune froide (1991)

92 min | Drama

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Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Bouchitey | Stars: Jean-François Stévenin, Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-Pierre Bisson, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 386

9. The Man with the Beautiful Eyes (2000)

5 min | Animation, Drama, Short

7.3
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Some children are fascinated by a lonely house in the neighbourhood they have been told to stay away from.

Director: Jonathan Hodgson | Stars: Peter Blegvad, Louis Schendler

Votes: 380

10. Supervan (1977)

PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy

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A man named Clint enters a solar-powered van called Vandora into a competition called Freakout.

Director: Lamar Card | Stars: Mark Schneider, Katie Saylor, Morgan Woodward, Len Lesser

Votes: 198

11. An Evil Town (1995)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short

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Based on a short story by Charles Bukowski from the collection "Tales of Ordinary Madness."

Director: Richard Sears | Stars: Matt Chesse, John Johnson, Mike Kuchar, Greg Lucey

Votes: 167

12. The Suicide (I) (2006)

R | 15 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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Director: Jeff Markey | Stars: Jeff Markey, Kinna McInroe, Jeff Marchelletta, Chase Kim

Votes: 125

13. Bukowski at Bellevue (1995)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Charles packed his overnight bag, locked the door of his tumbledown East Hollywood apartment behind him, and took his first plane ride to the state of Washington to read at Bellevue Community College.

Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 110

14. Poetry in Motion (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 105

15. Bukowski (1973)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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The poet Charles Bukowski is filmed going to San Francisco to give a poetry reading.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 57

16. Girl on the Escalator (2016)

5 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Director: Kayhan Lannes Ozmen | Stars: Nicole Della Costa, Breno Moreira, James Scott, Olav Lorentzen

Votes: 55

17. Horseshoe (1998)

10 min | Short, Drama

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An elderly man has his dental appointment confirmed, he walks there from a group of tall apartment blocks, has a mould made of his teeth, it is rejected and another made. That's it. Filmed ... See full summary »

Director: David Lodge | Stars: Alan Hickman, Lyn Waldegrave, Louis, Diane Simmons

Votes: 42

18. The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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America Undercover goes to the Madison Hotel in the skid-row section of downtown Los Angeles and talks to some of the desperate people living there. It talks to a prostitute and heroin ... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena, Geof Bartz | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 41

19. Mask (II) (2011)

1 min | Short

4.7
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An advertisement for Shu Uemura beauty products.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Star: Sandrine Pinna

Votes: 32

20. Apostrophes (1975–1990)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Bernard Pivot, Claude-Jean Philippe, Gilles Lapouge, Jean d'Ormesson

Votes: 29

21. Breakfast with Bukowski (2011)

4 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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'Breakfast With Bukowski' is a humorous telling of writer's block. 'Henry' leaves his flop-house apartment and goes to the horse track, in search of inspiration. There he wins a race, then ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Runnels | Star: Greg Runnels

Votes: 26

22. The Laughing Heart (2012)

2 min | Short

7.4
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Director: Travis Carr | Star: Tom Waits

Votes: 25

23. The Killers (1984)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A former insurance man and a thief get together and plan to rob a house. However, things don't go as planned, and they wind up getting involved in rape and murder.

Director: Patrick Roth | Stars: Jack Kehoe, Raymond Mayo, Allan Kolman, Susanne Reed

Votes: 20

24. Love for $17.50 (1998)

25 min | Short

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Director: Clive Saunders | Stars: Mickey Swenson, Tom Waldman

Votes: 20

25. Lune froide (1988)

26 min | Short

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Director: Patrick Bouchitey | Stars: Patrick Bouchitey, Karine Nuris, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 17

26. My Old Man (2004)

7 min | Short, Drama

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A boozy writer hammers away on his Underwood, recalling a childhood in which his abusive father kicked him out of the house for writing short stories. Based on the poem by Charles Bukowski.

Director: Alex Levine | Stars: Glynis Davies, Tom McBeath, Brent Stait, Kett Turton

Votes: 17

27. Frozen Food Section (2005)

6 min | Short

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What is it about women in supermarkets, bending over in the Frozen Food Section? Today, Henry Chinaski just can't continue down the aisle.

Director: Andrew Menan | Stars: Ben Ziegler, Glenna Hill, Jason Woolfolk, Tim Julien

Votes: 17

28. Dr Nazi (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Charles Chinaski is a guy with many problems and feels responsible for most of them: women, alcohol, his hostility towards groups of people. One day he decides to consult the first doctor he comes across.

Director: Joan Chemla | Stars: Nicolas Clerc, Céline Samie, Bernard Waver

Votes: 15

29. Son of Satan (II) (2003)

12 min | Animation, Drama, Short

7.9
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Director: J.J. Villard | Stars: Tony Ortiz, John Svenzer, J.J. Villard

Votes: 14

30. The Last Straw (2008 Video)

74 min | Documentary

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This film is a live reading by beat-era poet Charles Bukowski. His readings were legendary for their riotous interactions between him and the audience. This was his very last reading, even though he lived and wrote for another 14 years.

Director: Jon Monday | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 12

31. There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here (2008 Video)

97 min | Documentary

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This is the last poetry reading Charles Bukowski gave outside the US. It was video taped in 1979 by local promoter Dennis Del Torre.

Director: Jon Monday | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 11

32. Pink & Tender (2007)

Short

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Director: Erik Boccio | Stars: Richard Barbadillo, Shanti Carson, Martin Friedrichs

Votes: 10

33. The Blanket (1994)

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Things have not been going well lately for Hank, a reclusive alcoholic who believes his brown blanket is trying to do him in. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the blanket, Hank... See full summary »

Director: Gary Mrowca | Stars: John Hiler, Anthony Cannata, Debra Rodkin

Votes: 10

34. Mermaid of Venice (2011)

31 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Director: Gregory Flitsanov | Stars: Tom Demar, Guy Mack, Irena Eremina, Val Beleniuc

Votes: 10

35. Vessel (IV) (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Sidney, 6, is woken from sleep to go on a series of mishap adventures with Jane. The night lights up with wild moments, and as Jane's instabilities unravel, their journey grows more and ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Cave | Stars: Denna Thomsen, Aidan McGraw, Rory Keane, Laura Michelle Webber

Votes: 10

36. Sitting on a Fire Escape Eating Eggs (2015)

5 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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While sitting on a fire escape eating eggs, a drunkard watches a human body fall past him impacting on the sidewalk below. He runs to tell his girlfriend only to find that she does not believe his tale.

Director: Michael Stevantoni | Stars: Jonathan Peacy, Erin Kay Smith

Votes: 9

37. Apporte-moi ton amour (2002)

11 min | Drama, Short

7.2
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It's a story of doubts, lies, a love story too. A man visits his wife, interned in a psychiatric hospital. She blames him for being the cause of his illness, lying to him, manipulating her,... See full summary »

Director: Eric Cantona | Stars: Lawa Loire, Daniel Duval, Nadia Farès, Jacques Hansen

Votes: 8

38. Guts (1991)

14 min | Drama, Short

7.4
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Director: Yannis Fagras | Stars: Jane Frazer, John Juback, Alex Murphy

Votes: 8

39. Lonely at the Top (1993)

15 min | Short

7.4
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The powermad and bored mob boss Mr. Longo has a little fun with his loyal employees, at the expense of their lives.

Director: Gary Mrowca | Stars: Turk Muller, Anthony Cannata, Tony Dicosola, Shane M. Kelly

Votes: 7

40. Charles Bukowski's Nirvana (2013)

Short, Drama

6.7
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Director: Patrick Biesemans

Votes: 7

41. Personenbeschreibung (1972–1993)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Stars: Georg Stefan Troller, Peter Handke, Romeo Alegria, Robert Crumb

Votes: 6

42. Fuck the Forest (2013)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: Lewis Cuthbert-Ashton | Stars: Lee Michelsen, Nathalie Ford, Lili Rose Le Pottier

Votes: 5

43. Sve Zene Se Zovu Kiki (1991)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Plot is about a man who's been in his apartment ever since his wife left him. Evening after evening he's getting drunk and calls a hot line girl called Kiki.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Slobodan Custic, Uros Djuric, Eva Ras

Votes: 5

44. Nice Guy Blues (2007)

Unrated | 12 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.8
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Illegal gambling enforcers, Chas and Charlie are on a mission to do the wrong thing to the right guy; but when Charlie's conscience kicks in, Chas cuts loose on the crazy.

Director: Anthony E. Griffin | Stars: Shane Hagedorn, Michael McCallum, David Prouty

Votes: 5

45. The Midnight Show (2008– )

Comedy

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Stars: Heather Anne Campbell, Jeff Sloniker, James Adomian, James Pumphrey

46. The Devil Was Hot (2010 Video)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

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An alcoholic writer makes a deal with the Devil.

Director: Masis Markar | Stars: David Grammer, Ken Gamble, Connie Schiro, Chazz Mangusta

47. The Strangest Thing Just Happened (2015)

Short, Drama

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Based upon a true event in the life of Charles Bukowski. The film tells the tale of how Bukowski (Barnes) is suffering from the worst hangover he ever had, during this time a human body ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Dicker | Star: Dylan Barnes

48. The Laughing Heart (2017)

Short, Music, Reality-TV

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Director: André Viuvens | Star: André Viuvens

49. Love Pig (1990)

14 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Chris Innis | Stars: Betty Burkhart, Nick Szegda, William Jones, Christine Chang

50. Nedgång och Fall (2009)

15 min | Short, Thriller

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After we've seen war-footage come raining upon us at ferocious speed, the image suddenly shifts into an desolated bar, showing the same footage on an bar-TV, whilst an bartender unknowingly... See full summary »

Director: Hampus Byström | Stars: Liam Landberg, Isak Landqvist, Anders T. Peedu, Jamie-Jill Seveflod



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