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1. 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: 32,501 | Gross: $1.72M

2. 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: 31,651

3. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, B.J. Rolfzen, Dick Kangas, Liam Clancy

Votes: 10,682

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. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: LennoNYC (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Elton John, Roy Cicala

Votes: 511

14. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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: 286

21. Step Across the Border (1990)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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

Votes: 277

22. 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

23. 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

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

38 min | Documentary, Short

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

Votes: 232

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who worked in New York from... See full summary »

Director: Mary Jordan | Stars: Jack Smith, Nayland Blake, Ira Cohen, Tony Conrad

Votes: 162

31. Cassis (1966)

Not Rated | 4 min | Documentary, Short

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One day of the Cassis port filmed in one shot.

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 153

32. 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

33. Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas (Fluxus) (2002)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.7
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The life and work of Fluxus artist George Maciunas as seen in clips filmed between 1952 and 1978.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas

Votes: 145

34. Hallelujah the Hills (1963)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

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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

35. Who Gets to Call It Art? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

6.9
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70 Metascore

Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Henry Geldzahler reflects on the 1960s pop art scene in New York.

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: John Chamberlain, Ivan Karp, George Lois, Frank Stella

Votes: 126 | Gross: $0.03M

36. The Song of Avila (1967)

3 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Mekas recounted and film the walk of St Teresa in 1967.

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 106

37. The Song of Moscow (1971)

4 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Filmed in 1971, this film includes images of Moscow the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union.

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 101

38. 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

39. 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

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. The Song of Stockholm (1981)

5 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Sightseeing Stockholm offbeat through the lens of Jonas Mekas.

Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 98

42. The Song of Italy (1967)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 96

43. 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

44. The Song of Assisi (1967)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 95

45. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Episode: Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty (2003)

81 min | Documentary

7.1
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An intimate portrait of Abel Ferrara: an eccentric road movie, with the restless film maker, around New York by night.

Director: Rafi Pitts | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Abenaa Frempong-Boadu, Victor Argo, Marcello Assante

Votes: 95

46. The Definition of Insanity (2004)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Robert is an actor who may or may not be himself in this film about acting, aging and the dark side of ambition. Filmed over the course of 18 months, as a documentary crew follows Robert ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Margolis, Frank Matter | Stars: Robert Margolis, Kelli Barnett, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Krias

Votes: 92

47. 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

48. Song of Avignon (1998 Video)

8 min | Short

7.8
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Evocation of painful memories of Jonas Mekas.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Angus MacLise, Jonas Mekas

Votes: 88

49. Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (1999)

100 min | Documentary, Music

6.0
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NinaHagen was born in East Berlin in 1955, migrated to the West in the mid-70's and became a New Wave Punk rock star in 1978, singing in a screechy growl that shaded into an operatic coloratura.

Director: Peter Sempel | Stars: Nina Hagen, Nina C. Alice, Angelyne, Blixa Bargeld

Votes: 84

50. 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



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