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1. The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

A scientist chooses a wealthy man over her two lovers but must heal the earth's core to save humanity.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 3,075

2. Decasia (2002)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A meditation on the human quest to transcend physicality, constructed from decaying archival footage and set to an original symphonic score.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Tsuru Aoki, Julia Calhoun, Margaret Cullington, William S. Hart

Votes: 858

3. Svidd neger (2003)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife and threw her newborn colored child into the sea when he discovered that she obviously... See full summary »

Director: Erik Smith Meyer | Stars: Kingsford Siayor, Eirik Junge Eliassen, Björn Granath, Kjersti Lid Gullvåg

Votes: 1,844

4. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

82 min | Drama, Comedy

82 Metascore

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Tien Miao

Votes: 3,727 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

Returned home to his long-estranged mother upon a request from her deathbed, a man raised by his parents in an orphanage has to confront the childhood memories that have long haunted him.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Jake Katherine Morgan-Scharhon

Votes: 3,257 | Gross: $0.23M

6. My Winnipeg (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart

Votes: 4,675 | Gross: $0.16M

7. Small Roads (2011)

103 min | Documentary

47 roads across the United States.

Director: James Benning

Votes: 112

8. Leviathan (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | Stars: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Asterias Vulgaris

Votes: 3,081 | Gross: $1.09M

9. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 131,300 | Gross: $14.12M

10. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,469

11. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,404

12. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 53,334

13. The Idiots (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby

Votes: 28,698 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Stellar (1993)

G | 3 min | Short

Stan Brakhage's artistic view of the cosmos.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 721

15. A Year Along the Abandoned Road (1991)

12 min | Documentary, Short

A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent Arctic nature. The 12 minute short ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Skallerud

Votes: 306

16. Kitchen Sink (1989)

14 min | Short, Horror

A woman finds something quaint in her kitchen sink and feels strangely captivated towards it.

Director: Alison Maclean | Stars: Theresa Healey, Peter Tait, Annagretta Christian

Votes: 962

17. Ghost (1984)

5 min | Short, Horror

Haunting light and haunted spaces, otherworldly movement and abstracted time. A ghost visits an apartment complex.

Director: Takashi Ito | Star: Bin Shimada

Votes: 356

18. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 33,407 | Gross: $1.72M

19. Spacy (1981)

10 min | Short

Set of rapid telescopic images of a gym, in fast forward, traveling through itself, space and time.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 259

20. 11 x 14 (1977)

81 min | Drama

One of the most widely praised American avant-garde films in recent years, James Benning's 1977 feature is a laconic mosaic of single-shot sequences, each offering some sort of image/sound ... See full summary »

Director: James Benning | Stars: Serafina Bathrick, Ted Brady, Barbara Frankel, Rick Goodwin

Votes: 183

21. Remonstrance (1972)

97 min | Crime, Drama

A meta-film about a film and the common man in our own political reality. A reality that is just scenes of a film without any cinematic development, but which might be plain reality tomorrow.

Director: Erik Løchen | Stars: Espen Skjønberg, Per Theodor Haugen, Kari Rasmussen, Knut Husebø

Votes: 113

22. Necrology (1971)

12 min | Short

People ascending into darkness.

Director: Standish Lawder | Stars: Louise P. Adams, Jack Alpern, Prescott Anderson, Daniel Babbage

Votes: 422

23. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

G | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

Directors: Walon Green, Ed Spiegel | Stars: Lawrence Pressman, Conlan Carter, Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 686 | Gross: $0.04M



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