55 Movies I Love That Nobody Has Seen....

by Joel Hewett | created - 05 Nov 2010 | updated - 19 Feb 2014 | Public

A list of fifty five movies that everyone should try and find and buy if at all possible. It seems to be the case that nobody has seen them!

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1. Mutual Appreciation (2005)

R | 109 min | Comedy

6.9
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84 Metascore

Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Justin Rice, Rachel Clift, Andrew Bujalski, Seung-Min Lee

Votes: 1,628 | Gross: $0.10M

A brilliant independent mumblecore film from Andrew Bujalski. Watch if you like Woody Allen or Jim Jarmusch films.

2. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight.

Director: Alex Holdridge | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian McGuire, Kathleen Luong

Votes: 7,550 | Gross: $0.17M

A more realistic take on romance than you'd see in any of the big budget hollywood blockbusters.

3. Alamar (2009)

G | 73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

Director: Pedro González-Rubio | Stars: Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestór Marín

Votes: 2,151 | Gross: $0.06M

A beautiful blend of fiction and non fiction. Slow paced with little dialogue but beautiful cinematography and a wonderful film.

4. The Puffy Chair (2005)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Julie Fischer

Votes: 4,414 | Gross: $0.19M

Probably the best Duplass brothers film. Essentially a road trip movie with a difference. Comedy, romance, sadness - it's all there.

5. L'illusionniste (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns

Votes: 30,344 | Gross: $2.23M

Based on a script written by Jacques Tati in 1956, the story of a platonic relationship between an old and failing magician and a young girl. Beautiful, wordless storytelling at it's best.

6. Quiet City (2007)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

6.5
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Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Erin Fisher, Cris Lankenau, Sarah Hellman, Joe Swanberg

Votes: 1,328 | Gross: $0.02M

A great, realistic take on the one day together in a city story, that's become familiar over the years.

7. Waking Life (2001)

R | 99 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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82 Metascore

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater, Wiley Wiggins

Votes: 53,858 | Gross: $2.89M

Probably one of the strangest films you will ever watch in your lifetime, and also one of the best examinations of dreaming ever put on film. Worthwhile viewing if you like a film to make you think, (and also to give you incredibly strange and vivid dreams).

8. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 153,478 | Gross: $20.17M

This Oscar winning Argentinian crime film should have been seen by many more people in this country (UK) than it has been, and thus it makes the list.

9. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Votes: 73,401 | Gross: $0.05M

Christopher Nolan's debut film has been missed by many but is brilliant and full of the twists and turns the director has become known for.

10. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 124,455 | Gross: $5.97M

Okay, so a lot of people have heard of the film. Not many have actually seen it though. It's a brilliant look at a troubled soul without ever making fun or joking at his expense as you might expect given the premise.

11. In Memory of My Father (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.

Director: Chris Jaymes | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Chris Jaymes, Matt Keeslar, Judy Greer

Votes: 578

Brilliant film, filled with dark humour and watch out for Jeremy Sisto's brilliant performance!

12. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Votes: 135,743

Filled with just about every emotion known to man. A really moving story of a New Yorker with Asperger's syndrome and an Australian girl he befriends through letter writing.

13. Dance Party, USA (2006)

65 min | Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Cole Pensinger, Anna Kavan, Ryan White, Sarah Bing

Votes: 548

Another brilliant mumblecore film from Aaron Katz. At just over an hour long, it's filled with great performances and doesn't need to last any longer.

14. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 16,677 | Gross: $1.23M

Richard Linklater's film Slacker basically kick started the whole independent movement and has been recognised by Kevin Smith as the inspiration behind 'Clerks'.

15. Man Bites Dog (1992)

NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert

Votes: 31,054 | Gross: $0.21M

A brilliant dark film about a documentary film crew making a film about a mass murderer and following him around as he kills. Only watch if you are prepared for some extremely tough viewing.

16. Red Road (2006)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press

Votes: 10,752 | Gross: $0.15M

A brilliant film, set in Glasgow. Again, it is very dark and tough viewing, but worth watching, and a great look at the modern day CCTV society.

17. Special (2006)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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57 Metascore

A lonely metermaid has a reaction to medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero.

Directors: Hal Haberman, Jeremy Passmore | Stars: Michael Rapaport, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Peck, Robert Baker

Votes: 5,014 | Gross: $0.01M

A man takes a new drug, and becomes convinced he has super powers. Made on a micro budget, and this occasionally shows, however the performances and heart of the film more than make up for this.

18. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 38,977 | Gross: $9.42M

One of the more well known films on the list, but as I don't know anyone who has seen it, it gets included. Watch out for an astounding performance by Six Feet Under's Richard Jenkins.

19. LOL (2006)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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63 Metascore

The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Joe Swanberg, C. Mason Wells, Kevin Bewersdorf, Brigid Reagan

Votes: 794

A great film by Joe Swanberg, it's a great look at modern technology and the online obsessions of modern day young people.

20. Tell Them Who You Are (2004)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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72 Metascore

The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father.

Director: Mark Wexler | Stars: Haskell Wexler, Mark Wexler, Billy Crystal, Norman Jewison

Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.04M

One of the best documentaries ever made in my opinion. Not only does it tell the story of famous cinematographer Haskell Wexler, but it also a brilliant study of the relationship between a father and son, especially through difficult times.

21. Funny Ha Ha (2002)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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78 Metascore

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder, Jennifer L. Schaper

Votes: 2,044 | Gross: $0.08M

Another Andrew Bujalski film, although not as good as Mutual Appreciation, it's still a great watch.

22. Once (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.9
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88 Metascore

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick

Votes: 100,134 | Gross: $9.44M

Okay so quite a lot of people might have seen this, but not enough. Everyone should watch it at least once. Brilliant, brilliant film.

23. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 32,872 | Gross: $0.41M

Again, barely anyone seems to have seen this film, it is such a powerful film and deserves to be watched.

24. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 64,949 | Gross: $3.08M

A weird and wonderful film, by the writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich.

25. Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 26,329 | Gross: $1.26M

Lovely film, for lovers of French cinema and quirky humour.,

26. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 6,717 | Gross: $0.10M

A great documentary about the 'so bad it's good' film that is Troll 2 - really great documentary about a really interesting subject. Full of humour and also quite moving in it's own way.

27. Humpday (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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74 Metascore

Two guys take their bromance to another level when they participate in an art film project.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Lynn Shelton

Votes: 4,969 | Gross: $0.41M

A new take on the 'bromance' formula. One step further really. A great, little film though.

28. No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

6.7
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66 Metascore

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Directors: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein | Stars: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin

Votes: 1,390 | Gross: $0.10M

For anyone interested in the environment or even those who aren't, check it out.

29. Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 16,611 | Gross: $1.34M

Juliette Binoche gives a brilliant performance in this strange, but great film.

30. Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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54 Metascore

Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec | Stars: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Gill Summers

Votes: 7,578 | Gross: $1.27M

Michael Cera and Charlene Yi are terrific in this film about a girl (Yi) who doesn't believe in love.

31. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 83,119 | Gross: $0.42M

A brilliantly smart time travel film.

32. The Nines (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Director: John August | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

Votes: 30,244 | Gross: $0.06M

Okay, so it's weird, but it's also very good, if mainly for Ryan Reynolds great performance playing three roles.

33. Venus (I) (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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82 Metascore

Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips, Beatrice Savoretti

Votes: 11,596 | Gross: $3.34M

Peter O'Toole's performance is simply stunning.

34. Lonesome Jim (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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54 Metascore

Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Corrigan

Votes: 7,188 | Gross: $0.15M

Fuelled by a great performance by Casey Affleck, what could have been a hugely depressing film, is a surprisingly enjoyable watch.

35. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,097 | Gross: $0.24M

Do not watch this if you can't handle your films incredibly slow moving. It is mainly a character piece, and is thus driven by the conversations between the two leads.(Matt Damon and Casey Affleck)

36. La antena (2007)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.

Director: Esteban Sapir | Stars: Alejandro Urdapilleta, Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro

Votes: 3,212

If you are a fan of Burton or Gilliam, I would recommend this film, a brilliant, dark fantasy film.

37. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 13,139 | Gross: $2.16M

Stephen Fry is brilliant in the lead role as Oscar Wilde. They could not have cast Wilde better.

38. Them (2006)

R | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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60 Metascore

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud | Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca, Maria Roman

Votes: 26,233

I'm not usually a huge fans of horror, but this struck me in the same way 'Rec' did. It's not shot in the same way, nor is the plot in any way similar, but both have the eerie build up and great plots that American and UK horrors often lack.

39. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Votes: 33,326 | Gross: $6.61M

One of the best character studies in recent years. Each of the main characters is extraordinarily well thought out.

40. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 49,133 | Gross: $0.32M

A film about where suicide victims end up after their death. A very interesting, quirky and weird look at an alternate reality.

41. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 212,302 | Gross: $5.54M

Again quite a few people saw it, but not enough, so it makes it in. Possibly one of the best romantic movies ever made.

42. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 186,197 | Gross: $5.79M

As above.

43. 10 Items or Less (2006)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Paz Vega, Jonah Hill, Anne Dudek

Votes: 13,374 | Gross: $0.08M

A lovely little film with Paz Vega and Morgan Freeman.

44. Unmade Beds (2009)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

The quirky story of Vera and Axl who both live in the same London warehouse but whose paths never cross until fate steps in.

Director: Alexis Dos Santos | Stars: Déborah François, Fernando Tielve, Michiel Huisman, Iddo Goldberg

Votes: 2,235

This brilliant indie film from 2009 by Alexis Dos Santos features a great soundtrack alongside a great film.

45. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 66,026 | Gross: $7.36M

Probably Noah Baumbach's best film to date, with brilliant all round performances. A quirky story of divorce and the effects it has on children.

46. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,131 | Gross: $0.61M

Not just for Sex Pistols fans, but an all round great documentary.

47. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 23,181 | Gross: $0.52M

Just a great film about growing up, and moving on with your life.

48. The Station Agent (2003)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Benjamin

Votes: 61,580 | Gross: $5.74M

A loner with a passion for trains inherits a train depot and gains some friendships he didn't expect.

49. Kisses (2008)

72 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Kelly O'Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe, Roy Dempsey

Votes: 1,642 | Gross: $0.08M

One of the best films of recent years in my opinion. Two children run away from home and experience the big city at night time.

50. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 76,573 | Gross: $2.69M

A brilliant Oscar nominated turn by Ryan Gosling makes for essential viewing.

51. 2 Days in Paris (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl, Marie Pillet

Votes: 28,158 | Gross: $4.43M

Julie Delpy - check Adam - Goldberg - check

Can't go wrong with this charming comedy.

52. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,955 | Gross: $6.71M

Early Michael Moore documentary is one of his most underrated.

53. The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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68 Metascore

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

Director: Elissa Down | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson

Votes: 7,921 | Gross: $0.09M

Brilliant Australian film about a boy and his struggle with his brothers autism.

54. Gigantic (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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38 Metascore

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

Director: Matt Aselton | Stars: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner

Votes: 8,832 | Gross: $0.10M

Quirky comedic film with Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel - very likeable.

55. Samson and Delilah (2009)

101 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Scott Thornton

Votes: 2,810

Beautiful. Just, amazingly beautiful.