With The National Endowment for the Arts (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Paris Is Burning (1990)
R | 71 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 11,301 | Gross: $3.78M
2. Great Performances (1971– )
TV-G | Music
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »
3. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 20,632 | Gross: $1.21M
5. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
7. Girlfriends (1978)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
8. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
9. Working Girls (1986)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama
A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch ... See full summary »
Votes: 697 | Gross: $1.78M
10. I Am a Sex Addict (2005)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance
Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.
Votes: 3,125 | Gross: $0.11M
12. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.
15. Reckless (1995)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.
Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.10M
16. Young@Heart (2007)
PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
Votes: 3,790 | Gross: $3.96M
17. 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: 1,518 | Gross: $0.34M
18. 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.
20. Children of Darkness (1983)
57 min | Documentary
A significant number of American children and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation... See full summary »
21. Gal Young Un (1979)
105 min | Drama
Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »
23. Vortex (1982)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller
A film noirish atmosphere is created to show detective Lunch (a popular underground musician and poet) plow her way through the plans of a corporate businessman who seeks government defense... See full summary »
25. 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.
85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.
29. Flag Wars (2003)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
"Flag Wars" is a cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over a four years in ... See full summary »
30. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
110 min | Documentary, Biography
Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, ... See full summary »
32. Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.29M
34. Time Indefinite (1993)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography
Forty year old documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee has a penchant for filming everything around him. Following the announcement of his impending marriage to his film-making partner Marilyn ... See full summary »
35. The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976 TV Movie)
Ralph Parker a teenager in the early 1950's faces his junior prom while fantasying of one Daphne Bigelow his dream date. The ups and downs of life as a teen in a working class neighborhood in the 1950's Midwest.
36. Coming Out Under Fire (1994)
72 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans.
37. Green Fields (1937)
Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for... See full summary »
Votes: 83 | Gross: $0.08M
38. Solly's Diner (1980)
PG | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
Jones, A homeless street character (Larry Hankin) tries to talk the night waitress in Solly's Diner (Ruth Silvera). He's plea is interrupted by a desperate business man (Roger Bowen) who ... See full synopsis »
43. Americaner Shadchen (1940)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
Nat Silver has been engaged 7 times already. This time, his 8th, he's really going to get married. But a visitor shows up, Shirley's old boyfriend. With a gun ! He'll kill himself unless he... See full summary »
44. Black Sheep Boy (1995)
Unrated | 37 min | Short, Fantasy
The psychological and emotional motivations of gay sexual fetish, especially relating to gay male teens maturing into men and their sexual exploits.
47. The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981)
G | 3 min | Short
A collage of two-dimensional images of vegetation, each appearing only for a moment, sometimes as a single image, more often with other bits of stem, leaf, bud, or petal. Often we see only ... See full summary »
Director: Stan Brakhage
48. The Passing (1991 Video)
Artist Bill Viola juxtaposes personal pictures of his mother's death with images of his own son's birth to explore foundational and potent themes of beginnings and endings, the cycle of life and the movement of generations.
49. The Singing Blacksmith (1938)
Approved | 115 min | Drama, Musical
Moishe Oysher gives his most robust performance as a passionate shtetl blacksmith who must struggle against temptation to become a mensch. Ulmer's film is a musical version of David Pinski's classic 1906 play Yankl der Schmid.
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
Menachem Daum, the son of holocaust survivors, and a New York Orthodox Jew worries that both of his sons, full time yeshiva students who live with their families in Israel, are becoming ... See full summary »
Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.05M