02.2021 Movies

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1. Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (2004)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

A documentary on the photographer Robert Frank.

Director: Gerald Fox | Stars: Robert Frank, June Leaf, Andrea Frank, Pablo Frank

Votes: 65 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

99 Metascore

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 285,056 | Gross: $27.85M

3. An American Journey (2009)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

From Texas to Montana, from Nebraska to Louisiana, from New York to San Francisco, An American Journey is a 15,000 mile odyssey through contemporary America seeking to understand the impact... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Séclier

Votes: 18

4. Night Catches Us (2010)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.

Director: Tanya Hamilton | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamara Griffin, Sadiq Afif

Votes: 1,585 | Gross: $0.08M

5. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 133,611 | Gross: $0.19M

6. Don (1978)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.

Director: Chandra Barot | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Votes: 11,682

7. Apple Pie (1975)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

In a series of largely independent vignettes, a man fantasizes about being a mob boss, faking his own kidnapping, gaining independence through violence, using witch-like powers, dating beautiful women, and becoming a charismatic leader.

Director: Howard Goldberg | Stars: Tony Azito, Calvert DeForest, Joseph Friscia, Perry Gewirtz

Votes: 107

8. Another Man's Poison (1951)

TV-G | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

Votes: 2,518

9. At the River I Stand (1993)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

This moving documentary recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers.

Directors: David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross | Star: Paul Winfield

Votes: 61

10. Wise Girl (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

Snooty heiress decides to track down her dead sister's kids, who are living a Bohemian life with their uncle in Greenwich Village. Once she finds them, she discovers that the Bohemian life ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Ray Milland, Walter Abel, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 725

11. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: The Long Bright Dark (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 2012, former detective partners Rust Cohle and Martin Hart recap one of their very first cases together involving a serial killer, back in 1995.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 19,879

12. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: Seeing Things (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cohle and Hart travel around trying to track down leads to their case. Darker sides of Hart's personal and family lives are revealed.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 17,196

13. Get the Picture (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Meet John G Morris, 95, a legend of photojournalism, whose unerring eye for the best shot has moved and changed the world. Morris, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine & New York Times ... See full summary »

Director: Cathy Pearson | Star: John G. Morris

Votes: 109

14. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: The Locked Room (2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cohle and Martin finally get a new wind in the case and can confirm a suspect. Martin's mistress gets on with somebody else leaving him furious. Cohle's theory becomes increasingly more convincing than ever.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 16,594

15. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: Who Goes There (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 24,840

16. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: The Secret Fate of All Life (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hart and Cohle share the spoils of a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with troubling new intelligence.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 18,406

17. Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

80 min | Comedy

An American soldier stationed in England is ready to go on his honeymoon with his new wife when his ex-wife, a gorgeous blonde, shows up and insists that they're still married. His two ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Diana Decker, David Tomlinson, Diana Dors

Votes: 106

18. The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

Follow the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour and their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont.

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 793

19. The Black Godfather (1974)

R | 90 min | Crime

J.J., a rising star in the crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the heroin cartel is understandably reluctant to abandon such a lucrative market.

Director: John Evans | Stars: Rod Perry, Damu King, Don Chastain, Diane Sommerfield

Votes: 454 | Gross: $0.49M

20. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

GP | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 3,462 | Gross: $5.12M

21. Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker (2017)

77 min | Documentary

In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio. Follow the band as they retell their "rags to riches to rags" story.

Directors: Tim Irwin, Keith Schieron | Stars: Steve Albini, Billy Anderson, Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Bauermeister

Votes: 177

22. Watermelon Man (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 1,988 | Gross: $1.50M

23. Lord of the Flies (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

Schoolboys marooned on a Pacific island create their own savage civilization.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin

Votes: 18,235

24. Ernest Cole (2006)

53 min | Documentary

Jurgen Schadeberg brings light on fellow photographer and former exile Ernest Cole in this beautiful film. Cole may have been one of a generation of lost black achievers that history overlooked, but no more.

Director: Jürgen Schadeberg

Votes: 7

25. To All My Friends on Shore (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Dennis Hines, Bo Enivel

Votes: 151

26. Ethnic Notions (1986)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

This documentary traces the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice.

Director: Marlon Riggs | Stars: Barbara T. Christian, George Frederickson, Larry C. Levine, Derique McGee

Votes: 328

27. A Patch of Blue (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 7,866

29. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: Awakenings: 1954-1956 (1987)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, History

The beginnings of the U.S. Civil rights struggle is profiled, including the Emmett Till murder trial and the Rosa Parks arrest/Montgomery bus boycott.

Director: Judith Vecchione | Stars: Ralph Abernathy, Joe Azbell, Frances Belser, Unita Blackwell

Votes: 31

30. The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

58 Metascore

Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page

Votes: 8,132 | Gross: $6.14M

31. Let It Be (1969)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 5,610 | Gross: $1.06M

32. The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

74 Metascore

The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.

Director: Bill Siegel | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Muhammad Ali, David Susskind, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,091 | Gross: $0.06M

33. Fake Famous (2021 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

Documentary follows an actress, fashion designer and real estate assistant who attempt to become social media influencers by purchasing fake followers and bots to boost their popularity.

Director: Nick Bilton | Stars: Christopher Bailey, Osiris Bashir, Justine Bateman, Shannon Dee

Votes: 1,521

34. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A documentary on Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley's Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Shirley Chisholm, Walter Cronkite, George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy

Votes: 267

35. Fox Style (1973)

R | 84 min | Drama

A wealthy nightclub owner struggles to reconcile his country upbringing with his city environs.

Director: Clyde Houston | Stars: Chuck Daniel, Juanita Moore, Denise Denise, Richard Lawson

Votes: 67

36. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: American Denial (2015)


Follow the story of foreign researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal whose study, An American Dilemma (1944), provided a provocative inquiry into the dissonance between stated beliefs as... See full synopsis »

Director: Llewellyn M. Smith | Stars: Michelle Alexander, Danielle Allen, Mahzarin Banaji, Joel Blanco

Votes: 28

37. Out of Omaha (2018)

92 min | Documentary

Follows twin black brothers as they come of age in racially divided Omaha, Nebraska. The film examines what it takes to overcome systemic injustice.

Director: Clay Tweel | Stars: Anthony Beasley, Dedrick Bell, Olivia Brown, Sophia Brown

Votes: 118

38. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: Haunted Houses (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cohle's activities in 2002, when his partnership with Hart disintegrated and he quit the force, are recalled by Maggie.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 15,309

39. Journal of a Crime (1934)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Adolphe Menjou, Claire Dodd, George Barbier

Votes: 368

40. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017)

155 min | Documentary, History, Music

65 Metascore

A documentary spanning over 30 years of the California Bay Area's punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective.

Director: Corbett Redford | Stars: Miranda July, Iggy Pop, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim Armstrong

Votes: 212 | Gross: $0.07M

41. Stripped to Kill (1987)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. But the only way Cody can get the assignment is to go undercover - uncovered - at the club.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell, Pia Kamakahi

Votes: 1,314

42. The Gambler (1974)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 4,684 | Gross: $1.31M

43. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: After You've Gone (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cohle and Hart try to discover if a series of missing persons reports could be related to the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 14,956

44. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: Form and Void (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 21,233

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