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1. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 147,961 | Gross: $101.36M

2. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 79,300 | Gross: $35.18M

3. Step Up 3D (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner

Votes: 53,738 | Gross: $42.40M

4. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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16 Metascore

A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

Votes: 15,230 | Gross: $21.47M

5. Thesis (1996)

R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga

Votes: 33,391

6. The Freshman (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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78 Metascore

An N.Y.C. film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

Votes: 17,767 | Gross: $21.46M

7. Cut (I) (2000)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

4.2
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A killer begins to stalk the actors of a low budget horror film, killing them off one by one.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Frank Roberts, Kylie Minogue, Geoff Revell

Votes: 3,073

8. Vamps (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

5.1
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57 Metascore

Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Larry Wilmore, Bettina Bresnan

Votes: 8,950 | Gross: $0.00M

9. The Divorce (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.9
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51 Metascore

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Jean-Marie Lhomme

Votes: 10,687 | Gross: $9.07M

10. I Want Candy (2007)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.4
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Joe Clarke (Tom Riley) and John "Baggy" Bagley (Tom Burke) are two misfit English film school students whose first movie goes awry. Desperate to finance their flick, they turn to a porn ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 7,106

11. LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Nushrat Bharucha, Anshuman Jha, Neha Chauhan, Rajkummar Rao

Votes: 4,896

12. I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Director: Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Christoff Colas, Rebecca Lord, Lindsey Tjian

Votes: 3,106 | Gross: $0.11M

13. I Love Your Work (2003)

R | 111 min | Drama, Mystery

5.3
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39 Metascore

The film follows fictional movie star Gray Evans through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds... See full summary »

Director: Adam Goldberg | Stars: Marisa Coughlan, Judy Greer, Shalom Harlow, Jared Harris

Votes: 1,725 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

Votes: 1,198 | Gross: $0.15M

15. Man of Marble (1977)

160 min | Drama

7.8
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

Votes: 3,570

16. The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (2007)

Not Rated | 91 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director. In the late 1970s, Erik is accepted by the Danish ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Thuesen | Stars: Jonatan Spang, David Dencik, Carl Martin Norén, Therese Damsgaard

Votes: 667

17. The Callback Queen (2013)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.

Director: Graham Cantwell | Stars: Amy-Joyce Hastings, Mark Killeen, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Kate Braithwaite

Votes: 225

18. Imago mortis (2009)

96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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A series of strange murders take place in an European school of cinema and nobody, except the professors, seems to understand what's happening.

Director: Stefano Bessoni | Stars: Alberto Amarilla, Oona Chaplin, Leticia Dolera, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 754

19. A Paris Education (2018)

137 min | Drama

6.3
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52 Metascore

Etienne comes to Paris from Lyon to study cinema, meets many new friends and falls under the thrall of the mysterious Mathias.

Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac | Stars: Andranic Manet, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam, Gonzague Van Bervesseles

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Road Kill (1999)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Film student, Alex and his roommate, art student, Lars, meet a young woman, named Blue, who's recently become a tenant in their building, with a niche profession; she's a hired assasin. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Erik Palladino, Billy Jayne, Tony Denison

Votes: 247

21. Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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58 Metascore

A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director: Emma-Kate Croghan | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Alice Garner, Matt Day, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 1,838 | Gross: $0.21M

22. Spice It Up (2018)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A film student struggles to complete her thesis project.

Directors: Lev Lewis, Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas | Stars: Jennifer Hardy CK, Shivali Barot, Samantha Cole, Déjah Dixon-Green

Votes: 26

23. The Auteur Theory (1999)

77 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.

Director: Evan Oppenheimer | Stars: Alan Cox, Sean Gunn, Daniel Cantor, Armin Shimerman

Votes: 210

24. The Money Shot (2007)

78 min | Comedy

4.7
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Carmen has just graduated from her filmmaking course at university. Unable to find an outlet for her talents she decides to make a porno. After all, how hard can it be?

Directors: Anna Brownfield, Lance Petrie | Stars: Elizabeth Anderson, Fiv Antoniou, James Bridekirk, Sarah Brownfield

Votes: 15

25. And the Wind Returneth (1992)

133 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Director: Mikhail Kalik | Stars: Alla Balter, Borislav Brondukov, Vladimir Valov, Emmanuil Vitorgan

Votes: 24

26. Saturday October 5th (1969)

48 min | Drama

5.9
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One day, Saturday October 5th, in a mans life.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Stefan Böhm, Curt Ericson, Eric Hansson, Bernt Hedberg

Votes: 91

27. Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)

Unrated | 48 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In the year 1000, aliens from the planet Quetzalcoatl flee their dying planet and take refuge under the Earth's surface. Disturbed by 1950s American atomic testing, the aliens strike back ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Baldwin | Stars: Maurice Bishop, Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 278

28. Prabhat Nagari - Film 1 (2012)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.5
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Reunion of the last living workers of the erstwhile Prabhat Studio becomes a reflection on celluloid dreams, fathers and sons, and the cyclical universe.

Director: Aman Wadhan | Stars: Babulal Pardeshi, Rasool Banedar, Balkrishna Dattatreya Mirajkar, Tukaram Narayan Gaikwad

Votes: 13

29. One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train (1988)

55 min | Documentary

8.2
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"Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a... See full summary »

Director: Ignacio Agüero | Star: Alicia Vega

Votes: 171

30. Celebrity Ltd. (2015)

Comedy

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The comedy unfolds in the attractive environs of the never-ending filming of a TV series. The performance opens up with wonderful interplay of relationships, characters, situations, ... See full summary »

Director: Milos Smídmajer | Stars: Jirí Mádl, Monika Horváthová, Filip Kankovský, Vilma Cibulková

Votes: 55

31. Legion of Doom (2018)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A loose mix of friends freeload through film school and beyond.

Directors: Gerry Galli, Oscar Frederick Welsh | Stars: Gerry Galli, John Palonka, Breanna Peesker, Julia Marcello

Votes: 8

32. Dovzhenko. Ukrainian Homer of Cinema (2013)

Documentary, Short, Biography

8.2
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An inspiring portrait of Dovzhenko, one of the greatest film directors, known as Homer of Cinema.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Serhiy Trymbach, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Aleksandr Muratov

Votes: 71

33. To Fetch a Bike (1968)

17 min | Short

5.3
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Early morning in an apartment in Stockholm: A young couple wakes up and gets out of bed reluctantly. They have breakfast. Now, a bicycle is to be brought down from the loft.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Pierre Bené, Monica Löf

Votes: 108

34. Pirated Copy (2004)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated D.V.D.s.

Director: Jianjun He | Stars: Bo Yu, Yamei Wang, Xiaoguang Hu, Narenqimuge

Votes: 71

35. Arise! The SubGenius Video (1992 Video)

80 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.4
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A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human ... See full summary »

Directors: Cordt Holland, Douglass Smith | Stars: Seth Deitch, J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs, Juan Fava, Janor Hypercleats

Votes: 173

36. Diary for My Lovers (1987)

141 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Ágnes Csere, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Anna Polony, Mária Ronyecz

Votes: 106

37. The Silence of Pelesjan (2011)

52 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Artavazd Peleshian, Enrico Ghezzi, Aleksandra Khokhlova, Lev Kulidzhanov

Votes: 54

38. Egg (I) (2017)

Short, Fantasy | Completed

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This is a surreal, absurdist, comedic exploration of the nature of the self, and what happens when you try to go against your own nature.

Director: Chateau Bezerra | Stars: Joe Duffy, Franck Amiack, Elisa Oh, Eric Han

39. School of Horror (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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How far would you go to become a movie star? Would you do anything? ...anything?

Director: Daniel Cayarga | Stars: Bobby Baldassari, George Yeager, Stephanie Bombara, Rich Colozzi

Votes: 69

40. The Casting Couch (2009)

8 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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A lonely aspiring filmmaker decides to fake a script and cast himself a girlfriend.

Director: Raj Jawa | Stars: Biff Bartlett, Jillian Easton, Jason Lamar, Katherine Leigh

41. Kissing Katie Holmes (2005)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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3 friends try to land a star actress for their student film.

Director: Mark Bashian | Stars: Marisa Renee Odom, Nick Slatkin, Jimmy Zerda, Tammy Klein

Votes: 186

42. The Lesson of Polish Cinema (2002)

71 min | Documentary

6.4
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Director: Andrzej Wajda | Star: Andrzej Wajda

Votes: 28

43. Beanz (2010)

50 min | Drama

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When the inhabitants of Westboro are faced with a one boy crime wave, the police are no help, so they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Director: Stephen Woods | Stars: Sophie Ash, Persephone Bell, Josh Burns, Michael Callaghan

44. Roadgames: A Lecture by Richard Franklin, Barbi Taylor, and Brian May, 20 November (1981 Video)

130 min | Documentary, History, Talk-Show

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Stars: Richard Franklin, Barbi Taylor, Brian May, Jamie Lee Curtis

45. Mind Control (2008)

6 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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A very depressed, very lonely man deals with another day and hopefully makes it through to the other side.

Director: Raj Jawa | Stars: Clayton Louis, Biff Bartlett, Jason Joel Harris, Michael Kilker

Votes: 11

46. Film School Shorts (2013– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Film School Shorts showcases animated and live-action student films from across the U.S.

Votes: 17

47. Adultolescence (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.2
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LEA, a young Chinese-American woman, once disowned by her immigrant mother and now struggling to make peace, goes through a painful, sometimes comedic, journey that has her teetering between a breakdown and breakthrough.

Directors: Diep Bui, Vicky Shen | Stars: Jeanne Sakata, Vicky Shen, Clementine Ngo Anh, Michael Yama

Votes: 16

48. A Journey with Paul Cox (1996)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Directors: Gerrit Messiaen, Robert Visser

Votes: 9

49. Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (2018)

Documentary

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A survival guide for the modern independent filmmaker.

Director: Justin McConnell | Stars: Chris Alexander, Dave Alexander, Chad Archibald, Charles Band

50. Kill the Director (1991)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Geoffrey Mandel | Stars: Paul Bonner, Julie Cohen, William Flatley, Kathleen Bridget Kelly



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