Film Journal: 4th Editionby framptonhollis | created - 23 Sep 2015 | updated - 30 Sep 2015 | Public
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1. Puce Moment (1949)
6 min | Short
A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920s style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking ... See full summary »
2. Daybreak Express (1953)
5 min | Documentary, Short, Music
Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
4. J'ai faim, j'ai froid (1984)
12 min | Short
two girls came to Paris for the first time and they are trying to live.
5. Blood of the Beasts (1949)
22 min | Documentary, Short
Bucolic scenes from the outskirts of Paris are contrasted with stark footage from slaughterhouses.
6. A Well-Spent Life (1971)
Not Rated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Music
A deeply moving tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time.
7. Back and Forth (1969)
52 min | Documentary
A camera in a classroom continuously sways back and forth at various speeds as people occasionally move around the setting.
8. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Votes: 27,333 | Gross: $1.53M
9. Winter Light (1963)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
A small-town priest struggles with his faith.
10. The Silence (1963)
R | 96 min | Drama
Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka.
11. Breakfast (Table Top Dolly) (1976)
15 min | Short, Comedy
The camera slowly advances across an overladen breakfast table, knocking objects out of shot, followed by an ironic commentary.
Director: Michael Snow
13. The Aristocrats (2005)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy
One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.
Votes: 16,070 | Gross: $6.38M
14. Sprout Wings and Fly (1983)
Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Music
A documentary about Tommy Jarrell, a fiddler from North Carolina. This films shows a bit of his current life and those around him and includes a lot of his Appalachian Old-Time music.
15. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
Votes: 211,556 | Gross: $25.50M
16. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 293,848 | Gross: $103.05M
17. Nico Icon (1995)
67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item,... See full summary »
Votes: 683 | Gross: $0.21M
18. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher meets his match in an over-achieving student politician.
Votes: 91,922 | Gross: $14.88M
19. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
Votes: 37,580 | Gross: $0.22M
20. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 645,519 | Gross: $16.50M
21. The Red Shoes (1948)
Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Votes: 31,840 | Gross: $10.90M
22. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,241,709 | Gross: $96.90M
23. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
Votes: 326,241 | Gross: $45.51M
24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,304,719 | Gross: $130.74M
25. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 927,471 | Gross: $293.51M
26. Stairway to Heaven (1946)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
27. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.
28. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,373,228 | Gross: $187.71M
29. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
30. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,304,818 | Gross: $120.54M