With Maysles Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. While We're Young (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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77 Metascore

A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 42,521 | Gross: $7.57M

2. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

8.2
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 10,388 | Gross: $3.78M

3. Public Speaking (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.7
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A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Pau Casals

Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $0.06M

4. Gimme Shelter (1970)

GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 10,020 | Gross: $0.25M

5. Salesman (1969)

G | 91 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 4,295

6. The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.4
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Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Albert Maysles, David Maysles

Votes: 931

7. Brando (2007 TV Movie)

165 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.

Directors: Mimi Freedman, Leslie Greif | Stars: Marlon Brando, Edward R. Murrow, Janet Aemisegger, Betty Gossell

Votes: 568

8. Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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74 Metascore

Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis

Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.19M

9. The Love We Make (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.5
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65 Metascore

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul McCartney travels through the streets of New York and organizes a benefit concert.

Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles | Stars: Rusty Anderson, Backstreet Boys, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bowie

Votes: 228

10. Meet Marlon Brando (1966)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Journalists from all over America meet Marlon Brando in a New York hotel room to interview him about his new film, Morituri. Seeing this as an opportunity to let the legendary actor promote... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Marlon Brando, Rex Morgan, Mary Frann, Lee Murray

Votes: 247

11. Showman (1963)

53 min | Documentary

6.3
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Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Joseph E. Levine, Sophia Loren, Norman Rosten, David Susskind

Votes: 41

12. LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

Directors: Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles | Stars: LaLee Wallace, Reggie Barnes

Votes: 206

13. The Gates (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary on New York City's biggest public art project ever, an installation called "The Gates," by Christo and Jeanne Claude.

Directors: Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Matthew Prinzing | Stars: Michael Bloomberg, Christo, Rudy Giuliani, Jeanne-Claude

Votes: 222

14. Christo's Valley Curtain (1974)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

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Christo, an artist, wants to put a piece of orange fabric across a valley. This Oscar-nominated film documents his success showing how a large piece of fabric can look small when accomplished.

Directors: Ellen Giffard, Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

Votes: 105

15. Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue (1989 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Susan Froemke | Stars: Carol Alt, Sabrina Barnett, Christie Brinkley, Jule Campbell

Votes: 9

16. Running Fence (1977)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

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An engrossing document of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's efforts to build a 24 1/2-mile-long, 18-foot-high fence of white fabric across the hills of northern California. The artists' struggle ... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

Votes: 105

17. What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary, Music, News

7.5
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A documentary following the Fab Four for five days in 1964. A humorous and freewheeling account of their first trip to America.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 109

18. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

193 min | Documentary

6.6
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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wintonick | Stars: Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Michel Brault, Gillian Caldwell, Robin Cowie

Votes: 190

19. Umbrellas (1994)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

8.0
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The controversial story of the artist Christo's grand-scale environmental art project in Japan and California that ended in the tragic death of two of its spectators. At its world premiere ... See full summary »

Directors: Henry Corra, Albert Maysles, Grahame Weinbren | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

Votes: 52

20. Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (2009 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Brad Kaplan, Bradley Kaplan, Ian Markiewicz, Albert Maysles | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Keith Richards

Votes: 29

21. Horowitz Plays Mozart (1987)

50 min | Documentary, Musical

8.5
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Scientifically, his music has a great positive influence in the unborn child's brain.

Directors: Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Vladimir Horowitz, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Carlo Maria Giulini, Thomas Frost

Votes: 30

22. Journey to Jerusalem (1968)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Three weeks after the Six-Day War, Leonard Bernstein plans a historic concert atop Mount Scopus; played by Isaac Stern and the Israel Philharmonic.

Director: David Maysles | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, Isaac Stern, Jennie Tourel

Votes: 13

23. Jessye Norman Sings Carmen (1989)

57 min | Documentary, Music

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Making of the recording of Carmen by Bizet. Starring Jessye Norman, Mirella Freni, Neil Shicoff, Simon Estes, and the Orchestre national de France conducted by Seiji Ozawa.

Director: Albert Maysles | Stars: Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre national de France, Choeur de Radio France

Votes: 13

24. Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center (1997)

100 min | Documentary

7.8
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Directors: Bob Eisenhardt, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles

Votes: 16

25. Gimme Shelter: Outtakes (2000 Video)

18 min | Short, Music

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Unused footage from the legendary documentary of the Rolling Stones mixing "Little Queenie" in the studio; performing "Oh Carol" and "Prodigal Son" at Madison Square Garden; and Mick hanging out back stage with Ike and Tina Turner.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Keith Richards

26. Islands (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Family

7.5
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A film that further explores the artists' fusion of culture, environment and politics. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's fight for permission to surround eleven islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay ... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Willy Brandt, Jacques Chirac, Christo, Michel Debré

Votes: 50

27. Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works: A Portrait of Sylvia Plachy (2008)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A film portrait of photographer Sylvia Plachy.

Director: Rebecca Dreyfus | Stars: Albert Maysles, Sylvia Plachy

28. Scapegoat on Trial (2007)

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In 1911, in a cave outside Kiev, the mutilated body of the Christian child Andrei Yushchinsky was found, having been stabbed 47 times. During the funeral procession for the boy, members of ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Waletzky

29. IBM: A Self-Portrait (1964)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Told in the Maysles' intimatible style, IBM: A SELF PORTRAIT captures the future corporate juggernaut at an early stage of their development. The emphasis here is on the human ingenuity ... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles

30. Baroque Duet (1992 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary, Music

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Directors: Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb, Pat Jaffe, Albert Maysles | Stars: Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Krista Bennion Feeney, John Feeney

Votes: 6

31. 100 Years of Women (1999)

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Star: Camryn Manheim

32. Superment (1990)

129 min | Action, Adventure

4.8
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Director: Valeriy Kharchenko | Stars: Uldis Veispals, Klara Belova, Maria Avdjushko, Valeriy Ivchenko

Votes: 9

33. Close Up: Portraits (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Close Up: Portraits features a roster of the world's top photographers, caught in the creative act, behind the camera. As captured through the lens of Albert Maysles, a legendary filmmaker ... See full summary »

Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles

Votes: 8

34. Coffee Beans for a Life - Mein Überleben in Kolbuszowa (2005)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Helga Hirsch

35. More Than a Paycheck: Mitchum Presents America's Hardest Workers (2010 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

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Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles

36. Communities in Schools and Bill Milliken: Never Give Up on a Child (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Bradley Kaplan | Star: Bill Milliken

37. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

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Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.

Director: Karen Thorsen | Stars: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Frances Foster

Votes: 107

38. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks (2001)

90 min | Music

8.0
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Directors: Susan Froemke, Kathy Dougherty | Stars: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 106

39. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Abbado in Berlin: The First Year (1995)

Music

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Director: Susan Froemke | Star: Claudio Abbado

40. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway (2007)

50 min | Documentary

7.7
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This 50-minute documentary unfolds the creative journey of Albert Maysles' cult classic, GREY GARDENS - from non-fiction film to spectacularly mounted Broadway musical. Captured in the 1975... See full summary »

Stars: Anastasia Barzee, Matt Cavenaugh, Erin Davie, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 11

41. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Muhammad and Larry (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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We follow the preparations for Ali's final attempt to win back the World Heavyweight title. Even during the lead up to the fight grave concerns were held for Ali's health and the man who ... See full summary »

Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Angelo Dundee, Ferdie Pacheco

Votes: 584

42. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: All Along the Watchtower: Sour Rock (1977)

Music, Documentary

6.6
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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Eric Burdon, Thomas Corbishley, Donovan, The Doors

Votes: 5


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