With American Film Institute (AFI) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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93 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 61,790

2. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

7.4
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87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 95,795 | Gross: $7.00M

3. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 19,490 | Gross: $13.34M

4. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 2,518

5. The Stöned Age (1994)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Hubbs are a pair of rockers who are on a quest for 'chicks'. This is the tale of their adventures over one night.

Director: James Melkonian | Stars: Michael Kopelow, Bradford Tatum, China Kantner, Renee Allman

Votes: 4,246

6. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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57 Metascore

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 8,790 | Gross: $1.31M

7. Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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24 Metascore

A gay Internet connection is made, but entanglements ensue due to hiding behind the name and photo of a straight male stripper who happens to return to the area.

Director: Glenn Gaylord | Stars: Rebekah Kochan, Daniel Skelton, Chris Salvatore, Michael E.R. Walker

Votes: 2,871

8. Balloon (2019)

16 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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In the brutal battlefield of junior high, Sam has always tried to stay below radar--but all that changes when he discovers he has superpowers.

Director: Jeremy Merrifield | Stars: Paul Scheer, Jonah Beres, Jaylin Ogle, Carson Severson

Votes: 132

9. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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40 Metascore

A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, John Goodman

Votes: 2,789 | Gross: $0.25M

10. Girlfriends (1978)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.

Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Melanie Mayron, Eli Wallach, Adam Cohen, Anita Skinner

Votes: 1,181

11. Pervert! (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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A word. What is the pervert? Sex freak, deranged degenerate, disturbed diabolical psychotic subversive embracer of things both erotic and erratic. What is to pervert? The twist of an object... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Yudis | Stars: Malik Carter, Sean Andrews, Tula, Mary Carey

Votes: 2,270

12. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,760 | Gross: $1.43M

13. Flotsam (2008)

23 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Director: Michael Curtis Johnson | Stars: Lela Loren, Mark Erman, Thomas F. Evans, Joy Darash

Votes: 12

14. 84C MoPic (1989)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

6.9
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The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.

Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Stars: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 1,629 | Gross: $0.15M

15. The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | 34 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.2
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick

Votes: 5,911

16. Yesterday Was a Lie (2009)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

5.1
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Hoyle, a girl with a sharp mind and a weakness for bourbon, finds herself on the trail of a reclusive genius. But her work takes a series of unforeseen twists as events around her grow ... See full summary »

Director: James Kerwin | Stars: Kipleigh Brown, Chase Masterson, John Newton, Mik Scriba

Votes: 403

17. Animalympics (1980)

78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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The animal kingdom stages its own olympic games.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Michael Fremer

Votes: 1,786

18. The Oscars (2013 TV Special)

TV-14 | 175 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, William Shatner, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence

Votes: 3,074

19. Jonestown (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama, History

7.6
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A thriller that dramatizes the last 24 hours in the lives of Jim Jones and The Peoples Temple Church through the eyes of a reporter.

Director: David B. Berget | Stars: Kym Jackson, Leandro Cano, William Russ, Noel Arthur

Votes: 67

20. Swoon (1992)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby

Votes: 1,515 | Gross: $0.34M

21. The Party Animal (1984)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip ... See full summary »

Director: David Beaird | Stars: Matthew Causey, Timothy Carhart, Jerry Jones, Robin Harlan

Votes: 748

22. La Sirena (2017)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.0
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LA SIRENA is a psychosexual fairy tale about a woman who surrenders to her inner monster to avenge her broken heart.

Director: Rosita Lama Muvdi | Stars: Jordan Monaghan, Kelsey Reinhardt, Darrel Cherney, Vera Cherny

Votes: 20

23. Equestrian Sexual Response (2010)

TV-G | 19 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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Alice lives on a ranch with her father, her favourite horse and confidante, Red, and the love of Red's life, Molly. One day her romantic world-view is shattered when her dad hires a stud ... See full summary »

Director: Zeke Hawkins | Stars: Christina Robinson, Scott Roberts, Jake Watkins, Patty Roberts

Votes: 53

24. Game Show Models (1977)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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A soft-porn drama about the ins and outs within the office of a sleazy, middle sized, Hollywood PR firm.

Director: David N. Gottlieb | Stars: Gilbert DeRush, Rae Sperling, John Vickery, Diane Thomas

Votes: 86

25. Sherman's March (1985)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 2,265

26. Circle of Power (1981)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Christopher Allport, Cindy Pickett, John Considine

Votes: 181

27. Glen and Randa (1971)

X | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss, Garry Goodrow

Votes: 498

28. Hot Tomorrows (1977)

73 min | Comedy

7.0
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A portrait of a young man, Michael, so obsessed with death that he decorates his room with a life-size Grim Reaper. One night Michael's closest buddy, Louis, joins him for an adventure in Hollywood on Christmas Eve.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ken Lerner, Ray Sharkey, Hervé Villechaize, Victor Argo

Votes: 56

29. The Recordist (2007)

23 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.2
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When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a ... See full summary »

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Annie O'Donnell, Dwight Bacquie, Kandice Stroh

Votes: 122

30. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $0.80M

31. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Movie)

138 min | Documentary

7.2
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The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

Votes: 590

32. I See You (I) (2017)

9 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.3
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A man on a terrorist mission struggles with his decision on a crowded subway after he meets an innocent child. A déjà vu moment connects him to his haunting past and urges him to question ... See full summary »

Director: Manjari Makijany | Stars: Raegan Revord, Rahvaunia, Abraham Justice, Shahaub Roudbari

Votes: 14

33. The Delta Girl (2018)

17 min | Short, Drama

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Seventeen year old Magnolia is torn between right and wrong at the height of the Civil Rights movement in 1964 Mississippi. Her views are challenged by her best friend Delilah, who hides a dangerous secret.

Director: Jaclyn Bethany | Stars: Isabelle Fuhrman, Caitlin Carver, Ashley Bell, Deric Augustine

34. Living on Tokyo Time (1987)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Minako Ohashi, Ken Nakagawa, Mitzi Abe, Bill Bonham

Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.29M

35. The Prom (1992)

49 min | Drama

6.8
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Marty is not comfortable showing his body at college or private. He is suffering from a skin disease called nevus flammeus. In town he stumbles on The Dunes. A porn-shop-theme-park with one... See full summary »

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Andras Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Malotta, Cole Hauser

Votes: 72

36. Miller & Son (2019)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family's auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life.

Director: Asher Jelinsky | Stars: Alexandra Grey, Travis Hammer, Diana Toshiko, Ryan Cutrona

Votes: 237

37. Slut (2014)

21 min | Short, Drama, Horror

6.9
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A naive young girl becomes the target of a murderous sociopath when she attempts to reinvent herself to impress the boys in her small Texas town.

Director: Chloe Okuno | Stars: Molly McIntyre, James Gallo, Sally Kirkland, Cody Beverstock

Votes: 288

38. Human Terrain (2019)

Short, Drama

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The film follows an American woman anthropologist working in Iraq for The Human Terrain System, a real-life military initiative created to bridge the "cultural divide," who befriend a ... See full summary »

Director: Parisa Barani | Stars: Maggie Siff, Sarita Choudhury, Scott MacDonald, Aariq Manji

39. Directed by John Ford (1971)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on the life and films of director John Ford.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: John Ford, Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 965

40. In Pursuit of Treasure (1972)

Drama, Western

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Director: Stanton Kaye | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Scott Glenn, Elizabeth Hartman, Marc Lawrence

41. Marriage Material (2018)

PG-13 | 25 min | Short, Musical

8.0
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After her boyfriend rejects her marriage proposal, thirty four year old Leah Schwartzmann checks herself into a retreat which promises to take less-than-perfect women and transform them into "Marriage Material."

Director: Oran Zegman | Stars: Gwen Hollander, Laura Gardner, Diane Kelber, Jennie Fahn

Votes: 23

42. Deep Down in Florida (2004)

19 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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While contemplating what to say for the best man's toast at his little brother's wedding the following day, Kerri Colwell, a lonely, disillusioned, and somewhat shiftless young man from New... See full summary »

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Damon Seawell, Diora Baird, Eddie Baytos, Will Davis

Votes: 51

43. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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This terrific feature film comedy reveals the background of one of the legends of comedy, Don Rickles. Hailed by some of today's biggest comedians as one of the classics, who they aspire to... See full summary »

Director: John Landis | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, John Landis, Don Rickles, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 964

44. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 163

45. Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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A Man approaches a Women in a field.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Fisk, Peggy Lynch

Votes: 963

46. Fortune Cookie (1991)

32 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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A short film about a salesman who becomes addicted to fortunes, and finds himself unable to complete a sale unless he gets a good fortune from a cookie.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Dean Cleverdon, Rob Monroe, Stanley B. Herman, Peter Chen

Votes: 325

47. Thief (II) (2010)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Tells the haunting story of Mehdi, a twelve-year-old Iraqi boy who unwittingly befriends the young Saddam Hussein in 1959. Forty years later, in 2003, the two men meet again under very different circumstances.

Director: Julian Higgins | Stars: Yaser A. Alatrakchi, Yousif Alshekh, Sana Etoile, Muneer Katchi

Votes: 71

48. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 169

49. Thule (2011)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Drama, War

7.9
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In 1962, a group of young men, stationed at a remote Air Force base, band together to undergo a dangerous mission to retrieve mail lost in the frozen landscape of Greenland.

Director: Robert Scott Wildes | Stars: Chris Marquette, Noel Fisher, Scott Eastwood, JR Bourne

Votes: 43

50. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974 TV Special)

75 min | Documentary

5.8
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Actor James Cagney receives the Second Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award as co-workers pay tribute and clips from his films are shown.

Director: Bill Foster | Stars: James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, Mae Clarke, Doris Day

Votes: 143


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