These are movies that have fewer than 5,000 votes by audience members, but at least 25 votes from critics. These movies are then filtered so that only the ones that have at least 85 percent of critics enjoying the movie are shown.

As you'll notice a lot of the following recommendations are documentaries and art house films. If you'd like to read a list that excludes these genres, check out the filtered great unknown list.

Get Me Roger Stone (2017) 

88% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

A longtime Trump confidante and advisor, Stone said he always knew his celebrity pal was "prime political horse flesh."



The Wizard of Lies (2017) 

71% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

The Wizard of Lies doesn't really shed much new light on its fact-based story, but thanks to solid direction and a talented cast, it still proves consistently watchable.



The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) 

73% of critics love it, but only 200 people have rated it.

The highly anticipated drama The Killing of a Sacred Deer reunites director Yorgos Lanthimos with The Lobster star Colin Farrell who plays Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart and the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.



Sieranevada (2016) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Sieranevada targets a narrow viewing demographic, but hits its targets with intelligence, humor, and patient craft.



Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) 

90% of critics love it, but only 600 people have rated it.

A look at the life of journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and became the first American citizen to be killed by the terrorist group ISIS.



Into the Inferno (2016) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Into the Inferno finds director Werner Herzog observing some of the most beautiful -- and terrifying -- wonders of the natural world with his signature blend of curiosity and insight.



Divines (2016) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

In a ghetto near Paris where drugs and religion reign supreme, Dounia is hungry for her share of power and success.



Ethel & Ernest (2016) 

94% of critics love it, but only 600 people have rated it.

An entertaining and heart-warming story about two people who fall in love against the background of immense social change in the mid 20th Century.



Gimme Danger (2016) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Its infectious enthusiasm for its subjects - and Iggy Pop's ingratiating presence - more than make up for the effortlessly entertaining Gimme Danger's relative lack of context or depth.



Kedi (2016) 

96% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Kedi is a cat fancier's dream, but this thoughtful, beautifully filmed look at Istanbul's street feline population offers absorbing viewing for filmgoers of any purr-suasion.



Gleason (2016) 

96% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Gleason stands out among sports-themed documentaries by offering a clear-eyed look at its subject's physical deterioration -- and an intimate portrait of the family affected by his ordeal.



Hairspray Live! (2016) 

79% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Hairspray Live! shimmers with outstanding performances, an engaging story, and songs that let its stars shine.



Neruda (2016) 

94% of critics love it, but only 4,600 people have rated it.

Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life.



Frantz (2016) 

89% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

Frantz finds writer-director François Ozon thoughtfully probing the aftermath of World War I through the memories and relationships of loved ones left behind.



Umi yori mo mada fukaku (2016) 

95% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness.



Quand on a 17 ans (2016) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Being 17 rides the roiling emotions of adolescence through a coming-of-age melodrama whose narrative turbulence smartly reflects the confusion of its protagonists.



Eshtebak (2016) 

96% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by their inevitable fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.



Sour Grapes (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

That day, he says, he took the first plane to New York, and thus begun his crusade.



Cameraperson (2016) 

98% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Fresh and inventive yet immediately accessible, Cameraperson distills its subject's life and career into an experience that should prove immediately absorbing even for those unfamiliar with her work.



Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 500 people have rated it.

), the Netflix Original Film showcases the entertainer's final date of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.



The Age of Shadows (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

The Age of Shadows justifies its imposing length with a richly detailed period drama whose sprawling size is matched by strong acting, impressive craft, and narrative depth.



Koe no katachi (2016) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

After bullying a deaf girl at school and forcing her to transfer away, Ishida Shouya is himself bullied and ostracized by his classmates.



The Young Offenders (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy.



For the Love of Spock (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

And the timing seemed right, as the 50th anniversary of Star Trek the original series was not that far away.



Human Cake (2016) 

80% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Part character study, part socioeconomic fable, Human Capital offers trenchant commentary as well as absorbing drama.



The Ivory Game (2016) 

84% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months with a crack team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking.



Hamilton's America (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 300 people have rated it.

A commendable introduction to the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton's America serves up a delightful dose of behind-the-scenes footage, perceptive commentators, and -- perhaps most gratifying -- Miranda's infectious enthusiasm for the historical icon himself.



Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is a touching, bittersweet, and ultimately charming love story that serves as a poignantly effective tribute to the strangely complicated, uniquely resilient mother/daughter duo.



Life, Animated (2016) 

93% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

Life, Animated offers a heartwarming look at one family's journey, and a fascinating message that's more than enough to outweigh its unanswered questions.



Tickling Giants (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 400 people have rated it.

Tickling Giants offers a powerful demonstration of how satire can influence government policy -- and a sobering warning regarding the double-edged effects of regime change.



Tower (2016) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Tower probes into a painful chapter of American history with sensitivity and grace -- and revisits its events from a valuable new perspective.



James White (2015) 

91% of critics love it, but only 4,100 people have rated it.

Led by powerfully complementary performances from Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, James White offers an affecting calling card for debuting writer-director Josh Mond.



Parched (2015) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Parched world premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.



Last Cab to Darwin (2015) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

In LAST CAB TO DARWIN, Rex (Michael Caton), a cab driver in the mining town Broken Hill, has spent his life avoiding getting close to people - even his best friend and occasional lover Polly (Ningali Lawford-Wolf), who lives across the road.



The Hunting Ground (2015) 

93% of critics love it, but only 3,800 people have rated it.

The Hunting Ground isn't director Kirby Dick's strongest work as a filmmaker, but the movie's powerful message more than trumps any technical weaknesses.



(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) 

88% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

From scandalous headlines to little white lies, (Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society.



All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) 

96% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion.



Sherpa (2015) 

97% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

A brawl on Everest?



Aferim! (2015) 

97% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Smart, visually arresting, and scathingly funny, Aferim! depicts a world that many American filmgoers have never seen -- but will still, in many respects, find utterly familiar.



Ixcanul (2015) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

Ixcanul opens a window into a little-seen corner of the world -- and finds universal truths about the human condition that should resonate with patient viewers.



I Am Chris Farley (2015) 

72% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Sharing insights into the beloved funnyman are such co-stars and colleagues as Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf.



Junun (2015) 

100% of critics love it, but only 500 people have rated it.



How to Change the World (2015) 

95% of critics love it, but only 500 people have rated it.

In 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat.



Krisha (2015) 

97% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Raw, bracingly honest, and refreshingly unconventional, Krisha wrings fresh -- and occasionally uncomfortable -- truths from a seemingly familiar premise.



The Fear of 13 (2015) 

92% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.



Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) 

87% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Tab Hunter Confidential offers clear-eyed perspective on a less-examined chapter from Hollywood's past -- and an enjoyable look at the life of a retired former heartthrob.



De Palma (2015) 

95% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

De Palma may not make believers out of the director's detractors, but they'll likely share longtime fans' fascination with his career's worth of entertaining stories.



Call Me Lucky (2015) 

84% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Barry Crimmins was a volatile but brilliant bar comic who became an honored peace activist and influential political satirist.



Meet the Patels (2014) 

85% of critics love it, but only 3,600 people have rated it.

Meet the Patels works on multiple levels, offering an affably entertaining documentary about one man looking for love while posing thoughtful questions about cultural assimilation and modern romance.



Court (2014) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Court takes a penetrating, timely look at issues facing Indian society while serving as an excellent calling card for debuting writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane.



Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

The heartrendingly honest Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me offers a window into Alzheimer's that should prove powerful viewing for Campbell fans and novices alike.



Alive Inside (2014) 

73% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

It's somewhat clumsily expressed, but Alive Inside offers such an uplifting message that it's ultimately hard to resist.



Next Goal Wins (2014) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

AGAINST THIS BACKDROP OF SERIAL UNDERACHIEVEMENT, THE TEAM FACE THE DAUNTING PROSPECT OF A QUALIFICATION CAMPAIGN FOR THE UPCOMING 2014 WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL.



Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) 

92% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films pays tribute to the titular studio with an affectionate look back that's arguably more entertaining than much of Cannon's own B-movie product.



Margarita with a Straw (2014) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery.



Rich Hill (2014) 

84% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

As compassionate as it is infuriating, Rich Hill offers a sobering glimpse of American poverty.



The Last Man on the Moon (2014) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

The Last Man on the Moon takes a justifiably reverent look at a largely unexplored chapter in the history of American space exploration -- and a side of astronaut's lives that's rarely considered.



The Overnighters (2014) 

98% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

Hard-hitting, absorbing, and painfully relevant, The Overnighters offers an urgent and compassionate picture of life in 21st century America.



Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014) 

100% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

(C) Run Rabbit Run Media



The Green Prince (2014) 

77% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

The Green Prince doesn't answer all the questions it raises, but it's still timely, gripping -- and ultimately uplifting -- viewing.



Keep on Keepin' On (2014) 

97% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Offering keen observations and infectious warmth, Keep On Keepin' On is a joy for jazz buffs and novices alike.



She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) 

94% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).



All This Mayhem (2014) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Brothers Tas and Ben Pappas, two boys from Melbourne who took the skateboarding world by storm, defeated Tony Hawk and crowned International World Champions within a year.



The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

What did Deputy Clem from Bonanza know about baseball?



The Return to Homs (2013) 

92% of critics love it, but only 400 people have rated it.

When revolution breaks out the charismatic young man becomes an iconic protest leader and singer.



The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) 

91% of critics love it, but only 4,500 people have rated it.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete uses its compelling streetwise setting -- and powerful performances from its young leads -- to offer a refreshing twist on the coming-of-age formula.



Let the Fire Burn (2013) 

97% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Smartly edited and heartbreakingly compelling, Let the Fire Burn uses archival footage to uncover a troubling -- and still deeply resonant -- chapter in American history.



I Am Divine (2013) 

96% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

With warmth and affection, I Am Divine offers an engaging portrait of the complex personality behind a trailblazing cinematic figure.



Good Ol' Freda (2013) 

84% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

In GOOD OL' FREDA, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years.



Ilo Ilo (2013) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

Quietly compassionate and rich in detail, Ilo Ilo is a strikingly mature debut from writer-director Anthony Chen.



The Punk Singer (2013) 

89% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

It verges on hagiography, but given the deeply compelling nature of its subject's story, The Punk Singer can be forgiven its lack of objectivity.



Blood Brother (2013) 

72% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

Every day he encounters the bitter reality of HIV infection.



God Loves Uganda (2013) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality in this enlightening but shocking expose.



Springsteen & I (2013) 

88% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Baillie Walsh directs for Scott Free London.



Bethlehem (2013) 

78% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

Balancing complex Middle Eastern politics against a universal human drama, director Yuval Adler fashions Bethlehem into a thought-provoking, well-acted character study.



Cutie and the Boxer (2013) 

95% of critics love it, but only 4,100 people have rated it.

A beautifully-made documentary that explores the challenges and richness of both marriage and art through the lens of a fascinating and complex couple.



The Crash Reel (2013) 

95% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Smart, compassionate, and moving, The Crash Reel uses the familiar sport-doc formula to subvert expectations and ask challenging questions about ambition and achievement.



Mistaken for Strangers (2013) 

91% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

A suitably complicated look at fraternal bonds, Mistaken for Strangers offers more depth and insight than the usual tour documentary.



The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) 

73% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

In 2012, a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band, The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years.



Narco Cultura (2013) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Disturbing, thought-provoking, and timely, Narco Cultura sheds some crucial light on an important -- and underserved -- subject.



Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013) 

80% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

Gore Vidal's professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters.



Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) 

91% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky.



Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013) 

100% of critics love it, but only 400 people have rated it.

Those moments ended a brilliant ten-year career in which Hetherington not only covered such dramatic frontline stories as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation.



After Tiller (2013) 

94% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

After Tiller applies empathy, honesty, and graceful understatement to a discussion that all too often lacks them all.



Apur Panchali (2013) 

95% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Jafar Panahi's Taxi offers another round of trenchant societal commentary from a director whose entire filmography stands as a daring act of dissent.



Charlie's Country (2013) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Powerfully performed and beautifully directed, Charlie's Country uses its protagonist's personal saga to explore poignant universal themes.



Everything or Nothing (2012) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

The film focuses on three men with a shared dream - Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming.



More Than Honey (2012) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms.



The Other Dream Team (2012) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Led by the unique skills of Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis, the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team helped their country break free from the shackles of Communism.



Crossfire Hurricane (2012) 

88% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

This history of the Rolling Stones features archival footage of the British rock-and-roll giant's 1960s performances, interviews with the group's members, and clips of other documentaries about the band, including Gimme Shelter (1970) and Shine a Light (2008).



The History of Future Folk (2012) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

High on quirky smarts and low on splashy special effects, The History of Future Folk is an unusual -- and unusually fun -- slice of sci-fi.



Teddy Bear (2012) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love.



Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) 

82% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday.



McCullin (2012) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

The made-for-cinema documentary shows how Don McCullin created some of the latter twentieth-century's most iconic images of man's inhumanity to man.



Good Vibrations (2012) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn team to tell the true story of Terri Hooley, the rebellious Belfast music lover who launched his own record label, dubbed "Good Vibrations," in the 1970s, and quickly emerged as a key figure in the Irish capitol's thriving underground punk scene.



Casting By (2012) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

"Outstanding" - Leonard Maltin; Combining over 240 interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills & documents with a moving original score, Director Tom Donahue has meticulously crafted the untold tale of the Hollywood casting director.



Elena (2012) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

Winner of Cannes' Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller.



Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) 

95% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years.



Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) 

88% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden.



Liv & Ingmar (2012) 

91% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

This film is a love story - encompassing the 42-years and 12-films long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.



Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) 

97% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

In MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney examines the abuse of power in the Catholic Church through the story of four courageous deaf men, who in the first known case of public protest, set out to expose the priest who abused them.



The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) 

91% of critics love it, but only 3,900 people have rated it.

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj iek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy.



Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) 

90% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

The film chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art.



Beware of Mr. Baker (2012) 

97% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Free of the hagiographic overtones that dog many documentary profiles, Beware of Mr. Baker presents a clear-eyed, thoroughly gripping look at one of rock's greatest -- and most personally problematic -- musicians.



Yossi (2012) 

86% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Smart, moving, and deeply empathetic, Yossi is a thoughtful examination of love and grief.



The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) 

91% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution.



Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy's brand of Red Scare terror propaganda.



You've Been Trumped (2011) 

84% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

In this David and Goliath tale for the 21st Century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump, as the tycoon prepares to destroy one of Britain's last stretches of coastal wilderness by building a luxury golf resort.



Last Days Here (2011) 

85% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Various acts of self-destruction, multiple band break-ups, and botched record deals have condemned his music to obscurity.



We Were Here (2011) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed.



The Ambassador (2011) 

75% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brugger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder -- while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way.



The Other F Word (2011) 

75% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Punk rock dad: an oxymoron?



Buck (2011) 

89% of critics love it, but only 3,800 people have rated it.

So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.



Surviving Progress (2011) 

75% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse?



The Last Lions (2011) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

A resilient lioness in Botswana's Okavango Delta embarks on an epic journey of survival in this nature documentary from National Geographic and award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.



If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Filmmaker Marshall Curry explores the inner workings of the Earth Liberation Front, a revolutionary movement devoted to crippling facilities involved in deforestation, while simultaneously offering a profile of Oregon ELF member Daniel McGowan, who was brought up on terrorism charges for his involvement with the radical group.



Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

An affectionate portrait created with visual flair, Diana Vreeland is entertaining, informative, and stylish, due in large part to its charismatic subject.



Whores' Glory (2011) 

84% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

Whores' Glory, the third film in Michael Glawogger's globalization trilogy (following Megacities, Workingman's Death), is an explicit and unflinching expose of global prostitution.



Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) 

89% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

This documentary focuses less on the music and more on the personality clashes and in-group tensions to great, compelling effect.



Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) 

96% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Craig McCall's passionate film about the legendary cinematographer reveals a unique figure in British and international cinema.



Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) 

91% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.



Bill Cunningham New York (2010) 

98% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

Suffused with happiness and modest charm, Bill Cunningham New York offers a touching, gently humorous portrait of its subject without invading his jealously guarded privacy.



Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu (2010) 

86% of critics love it, but only 600 people have rated it.

Andrei Ujica During the summary trial that he and his wife were submitted to, Nicolae Ceausescu is reviewing his long reign in power: 1965-1989.



Oranges and Sunshine (2010) 

70% of critics love it, but only 3,800 people have rated it.

Grounded in a heartwrenching fact-based story, steered by Loach's sensitive direction, and led by a powerful performance from Watson, Oranges and Sunshine sidesteps its pacing problems and occasionally clichéd screenplay.



The Tillman Story (2010) 

92% of critics love it, but only 3,900 people have rated it.

Passionate, angry, and insightful, The Tillman Story offers a revealing portrait of its subject's inspiring life and untimely death.



Fire in Babylon (2010) 

91% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide.



Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010) 

90% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Elegant and intimate, Everlasting Moments moves at the deliberate and gentle pace of a classical European period drama.



Marwencol (2010) 

98% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Inspiring and fascinating, Marwencol depicts its subject with heartfelt tenderness, raising poignant questions about art and personal tragedy along the way.



Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol.



Politist, adjectiv (2009) 

78% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

(aka Police, Adjective) was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.



Big River Man (2009) 

90% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Big River Man offers uniquely absorbing insight into a larger-than-life eccentric.



The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009) 

96% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.



American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009) 

82% of critics love it, but only 4,500 people have rated it.

A treasure trove of archival material and interviews, American: The Bill Hicks Story is an exuberant celebration about a unique, sorely missed voice in comedy.



The End of the Line (2009) 

78% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

A thought-provoking and insightful documentary about the dangers of commercial fishing.



Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) 

71% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

It doesn't probe as deep -- or tell as many hard truths -- as it could have, but Don Hahn's look at Disney's rebirth offers a fascinating and surprisingly candorous glimpse into the studio's past.



L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009) 

100% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno received its world premiere at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.



The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) 

89% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

"The Boys" documents the extraordinary lives of two radically diverse siblings: the multi-award-winning songwriting team-- the Sherman Brothers (Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman).



Mugabe and the White African (2009) 

97% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

As much legal thriller as objective documentary, this account of a farmer's battle with Zimbabwe's regime serves as a powerful and emotional attack upon President Mugabe.



Amreeka (2009) 

87% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

A dramedy that's got a taste for the tragic as well as the poignantly comic, Amreeka adds a new sweetness to the hope and distress of the immigrant experience.



The Art of the Steal (2009) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Deeply esoteric and unapologetically one-sided, The Art of the Steal proves a documentary doesn't have to make an objective argument as long as it argues well.



Kisses (2008) 

84% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Although admittedly sleight, this gritty but tender coming-of-age Irish drama features some impressive work both in front, and behind the camera.



Tulpan (2008) 

95% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Kazakh sheep herders get their cinematic due in this lovely, unsentimental debut from director Sergei Dvortsevoy.



Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) 

87% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

A courtroom drama and an exploration of celebrity and responsibility.



Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008) 

96% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

A powerfully visceral docu-drama highlighting the evils of censorship and the essential need for freedom of speech.



Kirschbl\xfcten - Hanami (2008) 

80% of critics love it, but only 4,700 people have rated it.

This mature and eloquent meditation on grief and loss sports measured performances and moments of humor.



Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

A raucous, fast-paced celebration of the Ozploitation films that came out of Australia in the 1970s and 1980s.



Idiots and Angels (2008) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Angels And Idiots tells its story without dialogue but does include songs from such artists as Tom Waits, Moby, Pink Martini and Nicole Renaud.



Flow: For Love of Water (2008) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Flow is an informative, disturbing and enthralling film that highlights a criminally underreported problem.



Under Our Skin (2008) 

80% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

A scathing indictment of the American medical system, Under Our Skin is timely, frightening stuff.



I.O.U.S.A. (2008) 

87% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

A potent and lithely constructed documentary about America's financial crisis, I.O.U.S.A grabs you with figures but holds you with irreverent wit.



Captain Abu Raed (2008) 

76% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

A poetic and deeply felt debut by director Amin Matalqa, Captain Abu Raed is simultaneously mythic and melodramatic.



Les plages d'Agn\xe8s (2008) 

95% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

An enchanting self-portrait by a veteran director, Beach of Agnes is equal parts playful and profound.



Sita Sings the Blues (2008) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

A tour de force for filmmaker Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues gives the Ramayana its animated due with a visually vibrant, dazzlingly imaginative triumph.



Aanrijding in Moscou (2008) 

92% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Belgian director Christophe Van Rompaey helms the frenetic romantic comedy Aanrijding in Moscou.



Every Little Step (2008) 

91% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Fascinating and insightful, Every Little Step is a thoroughly engrossing behind the scenes look at Broadway performers.



Trouble the Water (2008) 

95% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

This incredible documentary displays the tragedy and mismanagement of Katrina along with the heroism of strangers and survivors.



Planet B-Boy (2007) 

82% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Lee's dazzling documentary makes a compelling argument for breakdancing as an art form.



Roman de gare (2007) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Claude Lelouch has crafted an engaging thriller about murder and romance with plenty of stylistic panache.



My Winnipeg (2007) 

94% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

My Winnipeg is a charmingly irreverent 'docu-fantasy' from the unpredictable mind of Guy Maddin.



Dialogue avec mon jardinier (2007) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Sweet natured and gentle French drama, that is bittersweet but never maudlin, with impressive performances from the leads.



Chop Shop (2007) 

96% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Filled with excellent performances, Ramin Bahrani's deft sophomore effort is a heartfelt, hopeful neorealist look at the people who live in the gritty underbelly of New York City.



Up the Yangtze (2007) 

96% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Up the Yangtze is a visually stunning meditation about the changes confronting modern China.



The English Surgeon (2007) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

On a trip to Kiev to give a lecture in 1992, Marsh was shocked to witness the plight of those with severe neurological problems there -- a ghastly world of primitive clinics, Kafkaesque bureaucracy, and medieval surgery - and began making regular trips back to diagnose patients and perform operations whenever possible.



War Dance (2007) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

War/Dance is beautifully filmed, and effectively captures the heartbreaking and uplifting experiences of its subjects.



Import Export (2007) 

83% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

A grim and disturbing vision from Ulrich Seidl, makes for an uncomfortable and uncompromising picture of life, that is anything but comfy and pedestrian.



Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) 

95% of critics love it, but only 400 people have rated it.

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is both a tribute to a legendary singer and an informative account of the birth of American counterculture.



The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) 

98% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

The Devil Came on Horseback is both a strong primer on the complexities of the situation in Darfur and a harrowing first-person doc.



Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007) 

91% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Stranded is a thoroughly uplifting account of the well-known tragedy, with touching testimony from remaining survivors.



Confessions of a Superhero (2007) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Now far from her former days as a Midwest beauty queen, Jennifer Gehrt walks the city streets dressed as whip-wielding do-gooder Wonder Woman.



I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman narrates.



Chicago 10 (2007) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

Brett Morgan's half-animated, half-documentary film is an arresting, sometimes visionary portrait of the historic and chaotic trial.



For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) 

98% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

A timely and poignant examination of gays, their families and religion.



Sanxia haoren (2006) 

91% of critics love it, but only 4,100 people have rated it.

Zhangke spellbindingly captures the human cost of rapid industrialization in modern China.



Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Join documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed) in assessing the damage done to average Americans when corporations decide to wage war.



Lake of Fire (2006) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Lake of Fire's engaging interviews and powerful black-and-white visuals make for a riveting and honest documentary about a very controversial topic.



The Cats of Mirikitani (2006) 

96% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

The Cats of Mirikitani is a look at an elderly street artist that turns into a sincere and deeply moving account of human compassion and healing.



Out of the Blue (2006) 

84% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

The film co-stars Karl Urban; Graeme Tetley co-authored the script with Sarkies.



Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) 

81% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

You don't have to be a soccer fan to enjoy this stylish, breezy slice of 1970s sports history.



The Rape of Europa (2006) 

83% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history.



Sharkwater (2006) 

79% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

In addition to its breathtaking underwater photography, Sharkwater has a convincing, impassioned argument of how the plight of sharks affects everyone.



Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006) 

73% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

With a constant voiceover of his own words, About A Son is a deeply personal look into Cobain's life that is sure to please his many fans.



Shadow Company (2006) 

85% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Filmmakers Jason Bourque and Nick Bicanic explore the trend of private militaries around the world in this documentary examining the increasingly blurred distinction between soldier and mercenary.



Deep Water (2006) 

96% of critics love it, but only 3,600 people have rated it.

Equal parts mystery and biography, Deep Water is both an engrossing documentary and an affecting treatise on human folly and obsession.



The War Tapes (2006) 

98% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Candid, eye-opening footage gives viewers a close-up -- and educational -- look at the experiences of American soldiers in Iraq, a viewpoint not normally seen.



Ballets Russes (2005) 

91% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Even if you know little about ballet, there is much to love about this documentary's captivating archival footage and its interviews with elderly former dancers who have much to share.



Man Push Cart (2005) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

This compassionate portrait of a New York City street vendor is as beautiful as it is melancholy.



Street Fight (2005) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

"Street Fight" chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics.



Sir! No Sir! (2005) 

88% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

A powerful reflection on a pivotal era, from a viewpoint seldom visited, this documentary hits home, especially with its relevance to current events.



The Last Hangman (2005) 

77% of critics love it, but only 3,900 people have rated it.

Director Adrian Shergold doesn't shy away from the darker elements of the movie's subject, and Timothy Spall is mesmerizing as the title character.



After Innocence (2005) 

91% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

This understated yet emotionally devastating documentary lets the stories of its subjects speak for themselves.



In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) 

69% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

A fascinating treatment on the life of a reclusive man.



The Future of Food (2004) 

84% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

The Future of Food is a one-sided, but revelatory documentary about the dangers of genetically modified food.



A State of Mind (2004) 

89% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Two young gymnasts prepare for the Mass Games, one of North Korea's most important and elaborate events.



Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

And The Z Channel aggressively championed pictures they believed were overlooked, and programmed deserving Oscar-nominated movies during the Academy's voting period, years before studios began distributing video "screeners" to potential voters.



Ton\xee Takitani (2004) 

88% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

Despite its deceptive wispiness, this delicately lovely and melancholy film about loneliness has a haunting power.



Cachorro (2004) 

76% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

Cachorro (which translates as Bear Cub) received its American premiere at the 2004 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.



The Beautiful Country (2004) 

77% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

The plight of Asian refugees is sensitively rendered, and the movie builds, with the help of Nolte, to a wrenchingly poignant conclusion.



Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Rom\xe9o Dallaire (2004) 

87% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

A gut-wrenching documentary about the man in charge of the UN peace keeping force during the 1994 Rwanda genocide of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus.



Whisky (2004) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

When his competitive brother Herman comes to visit, Jacobo enlists his co-worker Marta to pretend to be his wife.



Beautiful Boxer (2004) 

80% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk and grueling days in boxing camps.



Double Dare (2004) 

97% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

An engaging look at two women fighting to stay employed in a profession dominated by men.



Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004) 

89% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Interesting and revealing footage of both Kerry and the Vietnam era in general.



Ha-Ushpizin (2004) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Ushpizin offers a rare and warmly intimate look into ultra-Orthodox Jewish culture.



A Decade Under the Influence (2003) 

76% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

An expanded version of A Decade Under the Influence was seen as a three-part, three-hour TV miniseries, telecast on cable's Independent Film Channel beginning August 20, 2003.



Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003) 

97% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is as persuasive and engrossing as it is unapologetically biased.



Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003) 

79% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

Directed by Robert Kane Pappas, Orwell Rolls in His Grave questions whether the bleak, feverishly regulated world of author George Orwell's 1984 is no longer a dire fictional account of government power gone wrong but a creeping reality of recent American media trends.



Zelary (2003) 

72% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

Zelary is a satisfyingly old-fashioned romance with an epic sweep.



Zero Day (2003) 

68% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

American independent filmmaker Benjamin Coccio makes his writing and directing debut with the pseudo-documentary drama Zero Day.



Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

American film historian and author Richard Schickel directs the documentary Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin.



Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003) 

90% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Independent filmmaker Mark Moormann directs the feature-length documentary Tom Dowd and the Language of Music.



Wheel of Time (2003) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog turns his attention to one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the world in this documentary.



My Flesh and Blood (2003) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Disturbing and heart-wrenching documentary about a 53-years-old woman raising 11 children.



Deep Blue (2003) 

67% of critics love it, but only 3,600 people have rated it.

This comprehensive presentation of images from the world's oceans, gathered over years of filming, plunges the audience into the spectacle of the seas.



Overnight (2003) 

77% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

This absorbing but wince-inducing documentary is a cautionary tale about the costs of hubris in the world of indie film.



Festival Express (2003) 

96% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

Festival Express is a spellbinding documentary that nostalgically chronicles five days in the summer of 1970, when a train full of now- legendary rock perfomers jammed its way across Canada.



Travellers and Magicians (2003) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Interwined tales of spiritual discovery are set against a gorgeous, evocative landscape in this pleasant, engaging import.



Bukowski: Born into This (2003) 

83% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

A thoroughly engrossing documentary examining the life of talented but troubled writer Charles Bukowski.



In This World (2002) 

88% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

Using documentary-style filmmaking to blur the lines between fact and fiction. In This World tells a harrowing but important story about the plight of refugees.



Stevie (2002) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Poignant documentary that's hard to forget.



Chihwaseon (2002) 

82% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Renowned Korean director Im Kwon-Taek (Chunhyang) tells the story of legendary iconoclastic Chosun Dynasty artist Oh-won (Choi Min-Sik).



Hukkle (2002) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Understated, unconventional and observant.



He ni zai yi qi (2002) 

72% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

Though melodramatic at times, Together is heartwarming and well-acted.



The Tracker (2002) 

87% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

DeHeer takes a unique approach in the direction of this film; opting to show graphic paintings by artist Peter Coad during violent moments in lieu of filming bloody scenes among the actors.



I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002) 

88% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

Besides being a treat for Wilco fans, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart also exposes the workings of a profit-driven music industry.



The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

This compelling unauthorized biography takes a muckraker's view of the controversial diplomat.



Respiro (2002) 

76% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

A sweet, but slight picture filled with beautiful people and locations.



Scratch (2001) 

93% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

Whether you know anything about turntablism or not, Scratch makes for fun and informative viewing.



Children Underground (2001) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

The first feature from documentarian Edet Belzberg, Children Underground received an enthusiastic reception and many positive reviews after its screenings at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.



Startup.com (2001) 

92% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Startup.com is more than just a look at the rise and fall of the new economy. At its center is a friendship being tested to the limit, and that's what makes it worth viewing.



Promises (2001) 

95% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

A heartbreaking and illuminating look at the Israeli and Palestinian conflict through the eyes of children.



Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen (2001) 

87% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

The Exorcist has withstood the test of time, and it still has that renegade feel and the power to shock.



Life and Debt (2001) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

The program represents the views of Jamaican workers and farmers, as well as government officials and policy experts.



L'emploi du temps (2001) 

96% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

A haunting psychological drama, Time Out takes a penetrating look at the angst of the modern worker.



The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit (2001) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

A compilation of the first three Wallace & Gromit short films: "A Grand Day Out", "The Wrong Trousers", and "A Close Shave".



Paragraph 175 (2000) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

Paragraph 175 interviews the few surviving homosexuals who endured unspeakable horrors under the Nazi regime.



Aberdeen (2000) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Though the characters are difficult to watch at times, Aberdeen burns with ferocious honesty and strong performances.



Homicide: The Movie (2000) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

Several members past and present of the Baltimore Police Department's homicide squad are brought back together when their former skipper and current mayoral candidate, Al "G" Giardelli (Yaphet Kotto), is gunned down by a would-be assassin.



Tully (2000) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

A beautifully acted, quietly moving little film.



Dinner Rush (2000) 

90% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

With the aid of a witty script and a well-acted ensemble, Dinner Rush is a tasty dish.



Innocence (2000) 

82% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Not only does it break ground in presenting a rarely examined age group, Innocence is a well-acted, powerful story about love.



Sound and Fury (2000) 

96% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

This documentary presents its opposing views in an even-handed yet emotionally engaging manner. Critics say it will provoke much thought, as well as emotions, in the audience.



Two Family House (2000) 

88% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

In 1956, factory worker and frustrated singer Buddy Visalo, who realizes his dream to buy a two family house in Staten Island for himself and his wife Estelle and convert the ground floor into a neighborhood bar where he can perform, encounters unexpected problems and romantic complications when attempting to evict tenants.



Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

Although it appears to be nothing more than a "talking heads" documentary you may see on TV, Into the Arms of Strangers, nonetheless, tells a heart-wrenching story.



Chunhyangdyun (2000) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Chunhyang made its North American Premiere at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.



Last Resort (2000) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Critics are raving about Last Resort, saying it's a convincing, touching tale. Particularly impressive is the lack of script during the film's shoot.



La ville est tranquille (2000) 

71% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Michele commits to raising her baby granddaughter while her daughter battles heroin addiction.



Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) 

100% of critics love it, but only 4,400 people have rated it.

Mr. Death outlines its subject's controversial life's work with the deeply fascinating and thought-provoking élan film fans have come to expect from director Errol Morris.



Xizao (1999) 

86% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

Zhu Xu, Pu Cun Xin, Jiang Wu.



Une liaison pornographique (1999) 

85% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

Jacques Viala, Paul Pavel, Herve Sogne.



Three Seasons (1999) 

80% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

With sweeping directorial vision and a powerful poetic narrative, Tony Bui has created an enormously impressive feature debut about the "new" Vietnam.



Spring Forward (1999) 

87% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Shot in sequence over a one-year period, Spring Forward received a third-place mention for best first feature at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.



Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef (1999) 

88% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

Unlike the overproduced and overbudgeted Hollywood blockbusters, Himalaya is a stunningly photographed movie that offers an intimate look into the lives of a Dolpo tribe.



Everest (1998) 

92% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

This is the story of the 1996 Everest Film Expedition, a MacGillivray Freeman production in association with Arcturus Motion Pictures.



Conte d'automne (1998) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Her best friend, Isabelle (Marie Riviere), decides to play matchmaker and find Magali a new husband.



The Last Days (1998) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

Shown at the 1998 Mill Valley Film Festival.



Slam (1998) 

61% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

In prison, he meets Lauren Bell, a beautiful writing teacher who recognizes Raymond's unique talents and inspires him to use his unique power of creative expression.



42 Up (1998) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Michael Apted's renowned series tests the maxim by returning every seven years to 14 British children originally profiled in 7 UP (1964).



The Cruise (1998) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Director Bennett Miller's documentary portrait of tour bus guide/street philosopher Timothy (Speed) Levitch is an unsummarizable comedy, tragedy, love letter to the city and the anatomy of innocence.



Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

To build his case, filmmaker William Gazecki edited together interviews, news footage, home movies and television coverage on the Senate hearings.



Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997) 

91% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

The film includes explicit scenes of genital self-mutilation.



Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) 

92% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

The film is divided into four chapters, each representing a period from Dengler's life; the story is recounted via interviews with the Navy pilot, archival footage and new footage seamlessly spliced together.



Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 

90% of critics love it, but only 3,600 people have rated it.

In this film, four eccentrics talk about their seemingly diverse lives, interests, and offbeat occupations: Lion tamer Dave Hoover offers theories about wild animal thought processes; topiary gardener George Mendo clips hedges to various creatures; mole-rat specialist Ray Mendez researches the animals' behavior; robotics scientist Rodney Brooks assembles autonomous robots.



Eye of God (1997) 

73% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

The multiple storylines and timelines eventually intersect.



Love and Death on Long Island (1997) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

John Hurt gives a career performance in this wry, offbeat comedy about a stodgy British novelist whose sudden infatuation with an American pop star (Jason Priestley) gives his life a dangerous and exhilarating twist.



Career Girls (1997) 

87% of critics love it, but only 3,900 people have rated it.

Two seemingly self-assured and successful friends reminisce about their college days only to unpack the emotional baggage they have both been carrying for six long years.



The Hanging Garden (1997) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

A troubled homosexual man returns to his super-dysfunctional family in Nova Scotia to attend the wedding of his foul-mouthed sister and his former friend.



Ponette (1996) 

90% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

Writer and director Jacques Doillon carefully coached Victoire Thivisol (who was too young to read the screenplay) through her performance; the results earned the child Best Actress honors at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.



Jenseits der Stille (1996) 

83% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Earnest und uber-hokey.



Hype! (1996) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

It also features a technically shaky but historically priceless clip of Nirvana's first public performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".



Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995) 

86% of critics love it, but only 4,300 people have rated it.

In fact, Shuisheng will serve Tang's capricious mistress Bijou (Gong Li), a nightclub singer whom the boss proclaimed "the Queen of Shanghai."



A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

If anything, he goes out of his way to champion mavericks like Samuel Fuller whose "visceral cinema" never enjoyed box-office success or awards.



The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995) 

85% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

Graham begins his career by slowly poisoning his step-mum with tainted sweets and altered medicine.



Heavy (1995) 

85% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

His mother, Dolly owns the establishment.



In the Bleak Midwinter (1995) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Director and star Kenneth Branagh would in fact release his own film version of Shakespeare's classic play a year later, but this comedy provides his fictional counterpart with far less in terms of production value.



Maboroshi no hikari (1995) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

The old woman wandered away one day and was never seen again, leaving the girl haunted by deep feelings of remorse and guilt.



Bandit Queen (1994) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

This gripping Indian-British film relates the true story of Phoolan Devi, an Indian woman arrested in the state of Uttar Pradesh in January 1983 for kidnapping and murder.



Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Beautiful performances and the subtle hand of master Louis Malle make this adaptation of Chekov's Uncle Vanya an eccentric presentation of an enduring classic.



Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) 

89% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

The highly acclaimed and famously eccentric classical pianist Glenn Gould is the subject of this idiosyncratic film portrait.



Fear of a Black Hat (1993) 

85% of critics love it, but only 4,100 people have rated it.

Writer/director Rusty Cundieff's satire of gangsta rappers, focusing on a hiphop trio who release a Christmas album called "Ho Ho 'Hos."



Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl (1993) 

95% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl was released in the United States under the title The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl.



Incident at Oglala (1992) 

100% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Michael Apted's documentary examines the 1975 slaying of two FBI agents in Oglala, SD, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of Native American activist Leonard Peltier for the murders.



Map of the Human Heart (1992) 

80% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Vincent Ward directed this beautifully photographed romantic tale about a bold love affair stretching across both years and cultural barriers.



Brother's Keeper (1992) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Bill, Delbert, Roscoe and Lyman Ward, were four barely literate bachelor brothers, aged 59 to 71, living in squalor on their 99-acre dairy farm in Munnsville, a rural town in central New York.



Olivier, Olivier (1992) 

83% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Meanwhile, he must overcome his brooding, adolescent sister's jealousy and doubts about his identity and reconcile his sleazy street life with his picturesque new surroundings.



A Brief History of Time (1991) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Though of necessity a "talking heads" effort, A Brief History of Time is also cunningly and subtly cinematic.



City of Hope (1991) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Set in the fictional New Jersey metropolis of Hudson, three intricately interwoven tales involving real estate, robbery, and racial tension comprise a complex study of crime, corruption, and political machinery.



Let Him Have It (1991) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

Led by a gripping performance from Christopher Eccleston, Let Him Have It sounds a compelling call for justice on behalf of its real-life protagonist.



35 Up (1991) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Several of the original subjects declined to be filmed for 35 Up (the film acknowledges them with reference to their most recent appearance in the series), and several others express ambivalence about participating.



Avalon (1990) 

82% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

The third of director Barry Levinson's autobiographical "Baltimore Trilogy" (the first two entries were Diner and Tin Men), Avalon covers nearly forty years in the lives of an immigrant Jewish family.



Monsieur Hire (1989) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Hire worships a beautiful neighbor (Sandrine Bonnaire) from afar.



A Dry White Season (1989) 

80% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Set in South Africa during the mid '70s when apartheid was still the norm, this provocative drama centers on a white schoolmaster's gradual awakening to the horrors of government-sanctioned racism.



Longtime Companion (1989) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,600 people have rated it.

The ensemble drama is told through a series of vignettes that begins with the first New York Times report on the mysterious "cancer" that had resulted in the deaths of a growing number of homosexual men and ends eight years later, after the disease has thoroughly and devastatingly affected the movie's close-knit core group of characters.



For All Mankind (1989) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

For All Mankind features a score by experimental rock composer Brian Eno.



Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) 

78% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Bracingly original and beautifully composed, Distant Voices, Still Lives is an invigorating period drama that finds director Terence Davies in peak form.



Medea (1988) 

85% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Shooting entirely on analog video, Lars von Trier directs the made-for-Danish-TV version of the ancient Greek tragedy +Medea by Euripides.



Let's Get Lost (1988) 

96% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

We have to be grateful to iconic fashion photographer Bruce Weber, for giving us this perfect film about the timeless jazz singer and trumpeter, Chet Baker.



The Year My Voice Broke (1987) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

The life of a teen in an isolated small town is the subject of Australian writer/director John Duigan's film, set in 1962 in New South Wales.



Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Dozens of popular Hollywood actors lend their voices as they read the letters sent home written by many who would never live through the terrible ordeal.



Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987) 

85% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

Hail!



'Round Midnight (1986) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and Lester Young.



Sherman's March (1985) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Ross McElwee documents his march, akin to Admiral Sherman's, from North Carolina through the South, in search of true romance.



28 Up (1984) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

While working on the BBC television documentary series The World in Action in 1963, director Michael Apted, in collaboration with Paul Almond, produced a feature-length study of 14 seven-year-old Britons.



Secret Honor (1984) 

76% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

'Secret Honor' is a filmed version of Donald Freed and Arnold Stone's one-man play wherein the disgraced Richard M. Nixon ruminates over his failed career and suggests that he was really nothing more than the puppet of a sinister "committee" seeking global power.



Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

The story opens with the proverb, "He who has two women loses his soul.



Efter repetitionen (1984) 

91% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

This 72-minute production originally aired on Swedish television before receiving theatrical distribution.



The Dresser (1983) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Set amidst WWII as the theatre troupe is touring the British Isles, the story unfolds episodically.



El Norte (1983) 

84% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

One of the first films to portray faithfully the plight of Central American political refugees, El Norte is a remarkable fusion of documentary realism and visual poetry.



The Grey Fox (1982) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

In writing this script, Borsos reportedly made heavy use of contemporary court documents and testimonies.



The Atomic Cafe (1982) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

This film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of cold-war era paranoia in the United States--artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films, and fifties music.



Burden of Dreams (1982) 

94% of critics love it, but only 4,000 people have rated it.

Documentary filmmaker Les Blank followed director Werner Herzog around during the stormy production of Herzog's Fitzcarraldo.



The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

The music of X, Circle Jerks, Fear and Black Flag are featured, however.



My Brilliant Career (1979) 

81% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

The film charts the developing self-awareness of Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) as she grows from an insecure tomboy to a self-assured woman.



Wise Blood (1979) 

89% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

Set in the Deep South during the postwar era, Wise Blood stars Brad Dourif as an aimless veteran, who decides to become a Bible-thumping preacher (for a questionable concern called "The Church Wihout Christ") principally because he hasn't anything better lined up.



The Great Santini (1979) 

94% of critics love it, but only 3,800 people have rated it.

He drills his family unmercifully, like recruits.



North Dallas Forty (1979) 

87% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

Muddled overall, but perceptive and brutally realistic, North Dallas Forty also benefits from strong performances by Nick Nolte and Charles Durning. Football fans will likely find it fascinating.



Gates of Heaven (1978) 

94% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

The services shown herein are pet funerals.



Le diable probablement (1977) 

83% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion but ultimately finds nothing which will change the overwhelming bleakness he feels surrounded by.



Bound for Glory (1976) 

84% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Based on the autobiography of iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie, who wrote "This Land Is Your Land."



The Day of the Locust (1975) 

64% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

The story, unfolding via flashback, is told from the viewpoint of a noted art director and features a number of ugly incidents from behind-the-scenes Tinseltown.



The Sunshine Boys (1975) 

81% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

Thanks to the sparkling chemistry between its stars and Herbert Ross' gentle direction, this sweetly ambling comedy ranks among Neil Simon's finest screen adaptations.



Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

In this experimental film about a middle-aged widow driven to desperation by the crushing boredom of making beds, cleaning bathtubs, cooking, dusting, and even just eating, the real-life time needed to make that bed or to cook is exactly the time used in the film -- an effect which makes some viewers just as bored and restless as the widow, and which brings home the point of the film quite well.



Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller directs the black comedy Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties).



Farewell, My Lovely (1975) 

84% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

This remake of the 1944 film, 'Murder, My Sweet,' also based on the Raymond Chandler novel, concerns private eye Philip Marlowe's attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison.



Smile (1975) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

While much humor is found in the brutal competitiveness of the young contestants, the film's sharpest barbs are saved for the pageant's shallow yet driven organizers.



Overlord (1975) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Quiet Tom leaves home and enters the world of war in the British Army with its anxious days of marching and training and waiting only to meet his quick and violent death on the beaches at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.



C\xe9line et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974) 

95% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

A story about story-telling, Jacques Rivette's self-referential classic centers on the fanciful world of two women literally lost in the stories they tell each other.



G\xe9n\xe9ral Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait (1974) 

76% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

The first director to provide an in-depth study of this gregarious madman was director Barbet Schroeder, with his General Idi Amin Dada.



Harry and Tonto (1974) 

87% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

Accompanied by his pet, an aged cat named Tonto, Harry sets out upon an odyssey to Los Angeles.



California Split (1974) 

92% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

With a free-flowing storyline, much improvisation, and a multi-channel soundtrack, filmmaker Robert Altman creates a challenging, not always successful portrait of two different gamblers united by their compulsion for gaming.



Thieves Like Us (1974) 

89% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

The film is a remake of They Live By Night, yet it is distinguished by Robert Altman's's distinctive, detailed characterizations.



Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) 

88% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

Bang the Drum Slowly is a touching melodrama that explores the inner workings of a baseball club and its players' personalities with remarkable depth.



Kanashimi no Beradonna (1973) 

83% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

This well-crafted Japanese animated feature adapts the novel Belladonna by Jules Michelet in a unique manner.



H\xe4ndler der vier Jahreszeiten (1972) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

He turns Hans' business around and enlivens his home life.



Sounder (1972) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

After suffering months of poverty, the father (Paul Winfield) steals in order to support his family.



Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) 

83% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

The disparate duo meet in his lot.



A New Leaf (1971) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Indigent playboy Graham (Walter Matthau), who has squandered his inherited trust fund and needs to get a new source of money, begins to ply his affections upon Henrietta.



Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) 

91% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

This critically well-received movie was unexpectedly successful at the box office.



Out 1, noli me tangere (1971) 

100% of critics love it, but only 600 people have rated it.

Carlotta Films US will release OUT 1: Noli me Tangere in its full 12 hour 55 minute original version, newly restored and digitized for nationwide theatrical and home release.



The Boys in the Band (1970) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

closet case, and one midnight cowboy party favor gather in a Greenwich Village apartment for the birthday of self-described "ugly, pockmarked Jew fairy" Leonard Frey (later Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof) but nasty host Kenneth Nelson insists on playing those truth games.



Deep End (1970) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Set at the fag-end of the '60s in a decidedly unglamorous and unswinging London (though actually filmed, very persuasively, in Hamburg), Skolimowski's pleasingly skewed variation on the coming-of-age sex comedy posits a bizarre, totally unsentimental education for its adolescent protagonist (Moulder-Brown), a somewhat naive school-leaver newly employed at a run-down swimming baths and obsessively pining for a colleague (Asher).



Il giardino dei Finzi Contini (1970) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and boasts terrific performances by Helmut Berger and Dominique Sanda.



The Honeymoon Killers (1970) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is a lonely nurse who takes care of her invalid mother in Mobile, Alabama.



Salesman (1969) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

It follows the mishaps of door-to-door Bible salesmen.



Medium Cool (1969) 

95% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

"I love to shoot film" is the sanguine motto of TV lensman John Cassellis (Robert Forster) in Haskell Wexler's 1969 Medium Cool, a semi-documentary investigation of image-making and politics.



A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) 

94% of critics love it, but only 3,800 people have rated it.

The story centers on a national spelling bee.



Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 

75% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

The awesome all-star cast includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Jack Hawkins, John Mills, Susannah York, Dirk Bogarde and Phyllis Calvert.



La sir\xe8ne du Mississipi (1969) 

86% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

The two are soon married and Louis takes ill soon thereafter.



Monterey Pop (1968) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Like Woodstock, Monterey Pop was devised as a non-profit event, complete with a board of goverors that included Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Donovan, Brian Wilson and Smokey Robinson.



Petulia (1968) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Petulia's forward nature and desperate tenderness betray her fear of her sullen, abusive, pretty-boy husband (Richard Chamberlain).



Marat/Sade (1967) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Film debut of Glenda Jackson.



Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) 

72% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Julie Christie plays Bathsheba Everdene, a country heiress who is loved by three different men: Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates.



The President's Analyst (1967) 

80% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

When Coburn becomes expendable, he finds a pair of strong allies in the form of likeable political assassin Godfrey Cambridge and gay Soviet spy Severn Darden.



Voyna i mir III: 1812 god (1967) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Epic adaptation of Tolstoy's novel centers around the lives of two families during Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia.



Long men kezhan (1967) 

100% of critics love it, but only 600 people have rated it.

A must see for fans of classic Asian cinema.



Accident (1967) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

A film arguably ahead of its time, Accident boasts strong performances to match its thought-provoking themes.



Le vieil homme et l'enfant (1967) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Having been forced into minor parts for several years by a debilitating illness, veteran film actor Michel Simon made a triumphant return to leading roles in the charming, poignant The Two of Us (Le Vieil Homme et L'Enfant).



La noire de... (1966) 

95% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

The first major work of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene, this 1966 film is widely recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema.



Tini zabutykh predkiv (1965) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Their lives take place within a harsh environment and an ornate cultural system little changed since the 18th century.



Charulata (1964) 

96% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

She is neglected by her busy husband, Bhupati (Shailen Mukherjee), a politically active newspaper publisher.



Nothing But a Man (1964) 

95% of critics love it, but only 800 people have rated it.

Duff, an itinerant black railroad laborer (Ivan Dixon), romances and marries Josie, a small-town preacher's daughter (Abbey Lincoln).



Prima della rivoluzione (1964) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger.



Une femme mari\xe9e: Suite de fragments d'un film tourn\xe9 en 1964 (1964) 

81% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

Director Jean-Luc Godard narrates this study of a married woman who begins an affair with another man.



Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Just twenty five years old, Brazilian cinema novo force Glauber Rocha wrote and directed this impressive feature addressing socio-political problems within his country--and indeed, anywhere it may apply.



Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) 

84% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

Adapted by director Bryan Forbes from a novel by Mark McShane, Seance on a Wet Afternoon is a compelling psychological melodrama made doubly powerful by Stanley's mesmerizing performance.



Gertrud (1964) 

78% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

Though initial critical reaction to the film was largely unfavorable, its reputation has steadily grown, especially considered in the context of Dreyer's long career.



The Pumpkin Eater (1964) 

63% of critics love it, but only 900 people have rated it.

Anne Bancroft stars as a restless, twice-married British woman with six children, whose third husband is a fledgling screenwriter (Peter Finch).



Billy Liar (1963) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

He takes comfort in an understanding girl named Liz (Julie Christie).



Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour (1963) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,400 people have rated it.

A middle aged widow tries to relive her past by inviting an old lover to visit her.



Le joli mai (1963) 

91% of critics love it, but only 300 people have rated it.

Comments range from the French-Algerian conflict and the stock market to everyday problems of housing, homelessness, working conditions and moral and religious observations.



This Sporting Life (1963) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

Adapted by David Storey from his own novel, this drama stars Richard Harris as an athletic coal miner who aspires to the greener pastures of professional rugby.



Mafioso (1962) 

96% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

Mafioso begins as an amusing farce and skillfully transforms into a portentous social drama.



Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) 

93% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

Set in 1912 New England, the story takes place in the summer home of aging actor James Tyrone (Ralph Richardson) and his family.



Salvatore Giuliano (1962) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

The film was shot entirely in Sicily and utilized local non-professional actors as well as professional actors.



Proc\xe8s de Jeanne d'Arc (1962) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Characteristically breaking with tradition, director Robert Bresson presents a realistic, unique view of the life and death of Joan of Arc.



A Taste of Honey (1961) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

Jo is the neglected 16-year-old daughter whose promiscuous mother marries a dandy.



Victim (1961) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Dirk Bogarde plays a lawyer who agrees to defend a friend on a theft charge.



Classe tous risques (1960) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Gangster Abel Davos (Lino Ventura) is wanted for murder in France, and has been living underground in Italy for ten years.



Wild River (1960) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

Some dated fuzzy-headed liberalism aside, Wild River is a masterful recreation of a difficult, complex period in American history.



Our Man in Havana (1959) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

Graham Greene wrote this witty comedy inspired by Cold War paranoia.



Room at the Top (1959) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

Ruthless young working-class Englishman Laurence Harvey takes a job in a North Country village controlled by millionaire Donald Wolfit.



Les cousins (1959) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

In various guises, Charles and Paul would reappear in virtually every subsequent Chabrol-directed domestic drama.



Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) 

100% of critics love it, but only 700 people have rated it.

An incredible collection of classic live performances, Jazz on a Summer''s Day captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.



I Want to Live! (1958) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

However, the film belongs to Susan Hayward who gives a intense, shattering performance without one false note.



The Horse's Mouth (1958) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,900 people have rated it.

The painting is completed and promptly destroyed.



Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

Director Frank Tashlin uses Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter as an excuse to take satirical potshots at everything from TV commercials to the unwieldiness of CinemaScope.



Forty Guns (1957) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

The story centers on Barbara Stanwyck who plays a powerful female landowner who basically runs an entire Arizona county with an iron fist.



While the City Sleeps (1956) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

This leads to a great deal of infighting amongst Price's reporters, especially cynical journalist Dana Andrews, photographer James Craig, "sob sister" Ida Lupino, and wire service chief George Sanders.



Le amiche (1955) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

The fine supporting cast includes Valentina Cortese, Yvonne Furneaux, and Franco Fabrizi.



French Cancan (1955) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

The film is also title Only the French Can.



Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,500 people have rated it.

This strangely-christened French film noir was released in the U.S. as Grisbi.



Magnificent Obsession (1954) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

The dead man's wife, Jane Wyman, refuses to accept Hudson's apologies.



Salt of the Earth (1954) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

With the exception of five actors (including future Waltons star Will Geer), the cast is comprised of non-professionals, mostly participants of the real-life strike action upon which the film is based.



Senso (1954) 

85% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

Music by Anton Bruckner.



Little Fugitive (1953) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

A boy from Brooklyn, wrongly led to believe that he killed another child with his rifle by an 'ornery older brother, flees to the fantasy and fun of Coney Island to escape in this all-but forgotten drama that proves that big budgets and studios are not always needed to create a memorable, internationally distinguished gem.



The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) 

93% of critics love it, but only 3,800 people have rated it.

Jack is also in love with Algernon's attractive cousin Gwendolen (Joan Greenwood).



Lo sceicco bianco (1952) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

Bovo fantasizes over matinee idol Fernando Rivoli, AKA The White Sheik (Alberto Sordi), the hero of a photo strip comic.



Saikaku ichidai onna (1952) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

Life of Oharu features Kinuyo Tanaka in the title role.



Casque d'or (1952) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani), an honest woodworker, falls in love with Marie (Simone Signoret), the "moll" of minor crook Roland (William Sabatier).



Clash by Night (1952) 

73% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Desperate for security and happiness, Barbara Stanwyck enters into a loveless marriage with cloddish but likeable fisherman Paul Douglas.



Pat and Mike (1952) 

90% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy take competition to a romantic-comic highpoint in this elegantly directed sports comedy by George Cukor.



The Lusty Men (1952) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,000 people have rated it.

Complications arise when Mitchum falls hard for Kennedy's wife.



On Dangerous Ground (1951) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

The film includes a memorable score by Alfred Hitchcock favorite Bernard Herrmann.



The Steel Helmet (1951) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

One of the greatest war films ever made, this film still retains considerable power when compared with today's more explicit offerings.



The Browning Version (1951) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

The film's rich montage of incident and character detail builds to intense emotional heights that make this version of +The Browning Version a classic.



The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) 

85% of critics love it, but only 1,200 people have rated it.

An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tcherina, and Ann Ayars.



La ronde (1950) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

La Ronde is among the few foreign language films to receive multiple Oscar nominations, for Black & White Art Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay.



Whisky Galore! (1949) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

The tiny Scots Island of Todday suffers from a wartime whisky shortage.



Champion (1949) 

91% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

He wins his early fights with ease and eventually becomes champion of the world.



Passport to Pimlico (1949) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

Passport to Pimlico is one of the most charmingly whimsical Ealing Studios comedies of the late 1940s-early 1950s.



Portrait of Jennie (1948) 

90% of critics love it, but only 3,400 people have rated it.

In this film, Joseph Cotten plays an artist who meets an intriguing schoolgirl named Jennie.



Macbeth (1948) 

88% of critics love it, but only 3,700 people have rated it.

This haunting, eccentric Macbeth may be hampered by budget constraints, but Orson Welles delivers both behind and in front of the camera.



I Remember Mama (1948) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

The film is narrated by Mama's daughter Katrin (Barbara Bel Geddes), recalling the trials and tribulations of her family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.



They Live by Night (1948) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

"This boy



Force of Evil (1948) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,900 people have rated it.

Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into a single powerful organization.



Unfaithfully Yours (1948) 

93% of critics love it, but only 3,000 people have rated it.

Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours is a typically witty and wild screwball comedy starring Rex Harrison as a symphony conductor named Alfred de Carter who is convinced his wife (Linda Darnell) is having an affair.



Life with Father (1947) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

In this faithful film adaptation of the longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history, William Powell stars as Clarence Day, the benevolent despot of his 1880s New York City household.



Green for Danger (1947) 

75% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

At a World War II emergency hospital, a postman dies under anesthetic during a relatively minor operation.



Brighton Rock (1947) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,200 people have rated it.

Pinky, the psychotic, razor-toting gang leader, romances and marries a teenage waitress in order to keep her silent about one of his nefarious crimes.



The Yearling (1946) 

100% of critics love it, but only 4,100 people have rated it.

Claude Jarman Jr. plays Jody Baxter, the lonely son of just-getting-by farmers Pa and Ma Baxter (Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman).



Blithe Spirit (1945) 

72% of critics love it, but only 2,700 people have rated it.

Rex Harrison plays a novelist, newly married to straight-laced Constance Cummings.



Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) 

94% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

In this film, Eddie Bracken plays the son of a WWI Marine hero who is the first in his small town to sign up for military service.



The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944) 

100% of critics love it, but only 4,300 people have rated it.

A patriotic booster, Laurence Olivier's directorial debut and star turn as Henry V result in a sharply realized and resonant take on Shakespeare's deeply British warrior king.



This Happy Breed (1944) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,300 people have rated it.

This was the second of four collaborations between author Noel Coward and director David Lean.



Five Graves to Cairo (1943) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Protagonist John J. Bramble (Franchot Tone) is stranded in the Sahara, the lone survivor of a British tank crew.



Hangmen Also Die! (1943) 

83% of critics love it, but only 1,800 people have rated it.

Czech loyalist Brian Donlevy assassinates the vicious Gestapo leader Heydrich, then goes into hiding.



The More the Merrier (1943) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

This is why elderly Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) is obliged to share a tiny DC apartment with pretty Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) and handsome Joe Carter (Joel McCrea).



Went the Day Well? (1942) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

But in this stirring, startlingly violent (for its time) masterwork of WW2 propaganda, that's exactly where the plucky locals of Bramley End engage the enemy.



Kings Row (1942) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

In this dark drama, set shortly before WWII, two young men grow up to discover that their idyllic and wholesome Midwestern hometown has a seamy side rife with jealousy, pettiness, and horrific acts.



The Major and the Minor (1942) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

This comedy is about the budding romance between an engaged soldier and a woman posing as a 12-year-old girl.



Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

Robert Montgomery plays saxophone-playing boxer Joe Pendleton, who insists upon piloting his own plane, much to the consternation of his manager Max Corkle (James Gleason).



The Great McGinty (1940) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

McGinty chalks up $74 worth of votes, and when local ward heeler William Demarest can't pony up, McGinty takes direct action by trying to beat up The Boss (Akim Tamiroff).



Christmas in July (1940) 

93% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

This modest Preston Sturges comedy stars Dick Powell as an office clerk dreaming of better things and Ellen Drew as his more pragmatic girlfriend.



Midnight (1939) 

92% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

The farcical complications come thick and fast, culminating in a less funny but still entertaining courtroom scene, in which the never-married Ameche and Colbert must request a divorce!



Boys Town (1938) 

89% of critics love it, but only 4,200 people have rated it.

This film focuses on Father Edward J. Flanagan, whose philosophy that no boy will grow up bad if given a chance in life culminates in his formation of Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska.



The Good Earth (1937) 

93% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

The Good Earth is Irving Thalberg's final film production.



The Devil-Doll (1936) 

86% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore ("It's a Wonderful Life") stars in this classic horror thriller about a Devil's Island escapee who shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.



The Informer (1935) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

When director John Ford remade The Informer in 1935, the role of the tragic Irish roisterer Gypo Nolan went to Cyril's brother Victor McLaglen.



Mad Love (1935) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,600 people have rated it.

In his first American film, Peter Lorre portrays egg-bald Dr. Gogol.



Twentieth Century (1934) 

87% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Despite his successful efforts at turning her into a star, theatrical producer Oscar Jaffe is persona non grata to actress Lily Garland - a situation that he attempts to fix when a coincidence places the two aboard the same train.



Man of Aran (1934) 

94% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

Nonfiction filmmaking pioneer Robert Flaherty's first sound feature elaborates on themes presented in his two previous major works, Nanook of the North and Moana.



The Scarlet Empress (1934) 

90% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

Complex, visually stunning, and breathtakingly intense, The Scarlet Empress overpowers its flaws with a confident vigor befitting its legendary subject.



Babes in Toyland (1934) 

100% of critics love it, but only 4,600 people have rated it.

Two bumbling apprentices to the master toymaker of Toyland try to raise money to help Little Bo-Peep and her sweetheart Tom-Tom.



It's a Gift (1934) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,500 people have rated it.

In this film, W.C. Fields is in fine fettle as small-town grocer Harold Bissonette.



Tarzan and His Mate (1934) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

Accompanying Cavanaugh is Neil Hamilton the former fiance of Jane Porter.



Baby Face (1933) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,900 people have rated it.

When her father dies, this "bound-for-bigger-things" blonde heads to NYC going to work in a bank, where she uses beauty and charms to quickly move up the ladder.



The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,000 people have rated it.

Alexander Korda's look at the reign of England's oft-married monarch stars Charles Laughton as the title character.



Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo (1932) 

100% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

One of the last great Japanese silent films and one of director Yasujiro Ozu's first masterpieces, this gentle family comedy contrasts the complexities of adulthood with a child's innocence.



Blonde Venus (1932) 

57% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

In this film, Marlene Dietrich stars as Helen Faraday, a German cabaret singer in the States whose husband, Ned, falls ill.



Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,400 people have rated it.

This is a sensual tale of doomed love, filmed on location in Tahiti.



La chienne (1931) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Maurice (Michel Simon) is a meek bank clerk trapped in a marriage with a harridan named Adele (Magdelaine Berubet).



Hell's Angels (1930) 

76% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Several early scenes establish Lyon and Hall as unregenerate lotharios, setting up their romantic rivalry over two-timing socialite Jean Harlow.



Sous les toits de Paris (1930) 

90% of critics love it, but only 1,100 people have rated it.

Rene Clair's Under the Roofs of Paris is one of the first French films shot in sound.



The Man Who Laughs (1928) 

100% of critics love it, but only 3,100 people have rated it.

Though the property was later optioned by Kirk Douglas, The Man Who Laughs was never remade.



The Docks of New York (1928) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,700 people have rated it.

He saves Betty Compson from committing suicide; though the girl displays little gratitude, the inebriated Bancroft impulsively marries her.



The Last Command (1928) 

100% of critics love it, but only 1,500 people have rated it.

Plot inconsistencies aside, The Last Command is a stunning cinematic achievement, combining the harsh realities of Russia and Hollywood with vonSternberg's unerring sense of visual beauty.



The Cat and the Canary (1927) 

92% of critics love it, but only 1,600 people have rated it.

Remade three times in the sound era, this silent version starring Laura LaPlante is considered the definitive rendering.



Underworld (1927) 

84% of critics love it, but only 2,100 people have rated it.

A series of "art" titles fill the screen to establish the mood: "A great city in the dead of night



College (1927) 

88% of critics love it, but only 2,800 people have rated it.

One of Buster's lesser -- but still classic -- silent features.



The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 

96% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

It requires some viewing commitment, but this beautifully assembled showcase for Douglas Fairbanks' acting offers some splendid treats for classic film fans.



A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) 

91% of critics love it, but only 2,300 people have rated it.

The silent film was written, produced and directed by Charles Chaplin, who has a small role as a railroad porter.



The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) 

95% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

A heart-rending take on the classic book, with a legendary performance by Lon Chaney.



Orphans of the Storm (1921) 

90% of critics love it, but only 2,200 people have rated it.

In this film, Henriette brings her blind sister Louise to Paris, in search of a surgeon who might be able to restore her sister's sight.



Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) 

92% of critics love it, but only 3,300 people have rated it.

In 1920, filmgoers were treated to no fewer than two different film versions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.