With American Film Institute (AFI) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 93,332 | Gross: $7.00M
4. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
R | 155 min | Drama, Romance
Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.
Votes: 18,789 | Gross: $13.34M
5. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,682 | Gross: $1.43M
6. Happy Endings (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.
Votes: 8,731 | Gross: $1.31M
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.
Votes: 2,722 | Gross: $0.25M
8. Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
11. Pervert! (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
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 »
12. 84C MoPic (1989)
R | 95 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 1,604 | Gross: $0.15M
14. The Party Animal (1984)
R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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 »
16. Visions of Light (1992)
92 min | Documentary, History
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 »
Votes: 2,912 | Gross: $0.80M
17. Yesterday Was a Lie (2009)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
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 »
20. The Recordist (2007)
23 min | Sci-Fi
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 »
21. Equestrian Sexual Response (2010)
TV-G | 19 min | Short, Drama
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 »
23. Deep Down in Florida (2004)
19 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
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 »
25. Swoon (1992)
Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,497 | Gross: $0.34M
26. Marriage Material (2018)
PG-13 | 25 min | Short, Musical
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."
27. Clear Blue (2011)
20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Clear Blue tells the haunting story of Simon, A young lifeguard working his first few days at a community pool. The mundane quickly becomes mysterious, when Simon notices Flova, an older ... See full summary »
28. Sherman's March (1985)
Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
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.
29. Miller & Son (2019)
21 min | Short, Drama
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.
31. The Delta Girl (2018)
17 min | Short, Drama
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.
33. The Prom (1992)
49 min | Drama
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 »
34. Circle of Power (1981)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
35. Human Terrain (2019)
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 »
37. Where the Water Runs (2018)
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In order to gain immunity from a robbery gone bad, an African-American misfit must infiltrate an eco-lutionary activist group from South Central L.A in hopes of learning their grand plan to... See full summary »
39. Lockdown (V) (2016)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama
When a high school misfit is taken hostage by a classmate with a gun, he must find common ground with the shooter in order to survive the perilous standoff.
40. Hot Tomorrows (1977)
73 min | Comedy
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.
41. Lawman (2017)
Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Western
Based on True Events. 1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy arrests an outlaw and brings him toward encampment. A battle of wills arises between them as the outlaw tries to escape.
42. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy
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 »
43. Thule (2011)
Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Drama, War
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.
44. The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special (2002)
Not Rated | 13 min | Action, Short, Comedy
The Easter Bunny is tired of being second-best to Christmas, so he hires Lobo aka The Main Man to take out Santa Claus in order for him to rule over the Holidays. But nothing goes as planned when The Main Man is involved.
45. I See You (I) (2017)
9 min | Short, Action, Drama
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 »
46. Stealth (2015)
22 min | Short, Drama, Family
The heartwarming story of a brave, transgender tween. Stealth is the recipient of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for science, 2 student Emmys, a student Academy Award, 20 festival awards, and it has played in over 50 festivals.
47. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)
138 min | Documentary
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 »
49. Seeing Red (1983)
100 min | Documentary, History
A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.
50. Fortune Cookie (1991)
32 min | Short, Comedy
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.