Most Rated Movies and TV Shows With Jonas Mekas
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1. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 32,501 | Gross: $1.72M
TV-MA | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
American Masters (1985– )
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
6. Divine Trash (1998)
97 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 975 | Gross: $0.04M
7. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.
Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.03M
288 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
9. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
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 »
10. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
11. Nico Icon (1995)
67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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 »
Votes: 630 | Gross: $0.21M
12. Imagine (1972 TV Movie)
83 min | Documentary, Music
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'.
American Masters (1985– )
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.
15. 42 One Dream Rush (2010)
42 min | Short, Fantasy
An omnibus of short films by auteur directors based on Dreams.
Directors: Kenneth Anger, Asia Argento, Tadanobu Asano, Sergei Bodrov, Charles Burnett, Brian Butler, Jonathan Caouette, Leos Carax, Niki Caro, Yung Chang, Michele Civetta, Larry Clark, Joe Coleman, Zachary Croitoroo, Abel Ferrara, Mike Figgis, James Franco, Chris Graham, Florian Habicht, Rinko Kikuchi, Terence Koh, Harmony Korine, Ye Lou, David Lynch, Griffin Marcus, Ryan McGinley, Rajan Mehta, Jonas Mekas, Chris Milk, Grant Morrison, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Gaspar Noé, Dee Poon, Cat Power, Matt Pyke, Carlos Reygadas, Lola Schnabel, Floria Sigismondi, Mote Sinabel, Taika Waititi, Arden Wohl, Yuan Zhang | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Tadanobu Asano, Brian Butler, Helena Christensen
16. In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.
Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.01M
18. Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album (2000 Video)
60 min | Documentary, Music
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.
19. Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)
87 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
20. What Is Cinema? (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History
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.
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
25. That Summer (2017)
Unrated | 80 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.01M
26. The Brig (1964)
Not Rated | 68 min | Drama
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 »
27. Notes on the Circus (1966)
Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short
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
28. Guns of the Trees (1961)
85 min | Drama
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.
29. Happy Birthday to John (1997)
24 min | Documentary, Short, Musical
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 »
30. Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
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 »
32. River of Fundament (2014)
319 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.04M
35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
The life and work of Fluxus artist George Maciunas as seen in clips filmed between 1952 and 1978.
34. Hallelujah the Hills (1963)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
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.
38. Guest (II) (2010)
124 min | Documentary
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 »
Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty
81 min | Documentary
An intimate portrait of Abel Ferrara: an eccentric road movie, with the restless film maker, around New York by night.
46. The Definition of Insanity (2004)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
47. Hare Krishna (1966)
Not Rated | 4 min | Short
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 »
49. Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (1999)
100 min | Documentary, Music
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.
50. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
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).