Special Edition: Old Film Library, Antiques Movies & Variety Rarities

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1. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

182 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 4,526 | Gross: $0.12M

2. Chelsea Girls (1966)

210 min | Drama

Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol | Stars: Brigid Berlin, Randy Borscheidt, Christian Päffgen, Angelina 'Pepper' Davis

Votes: 1,125

3. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska

Votes: 3,016

4. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

38 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Samson De Brier, Marjorie Cameron, Joan Whitney, Katy Kadell

Votes: 1,680

5. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

An exploration of the careers of four unrelated professionals: a lion tamer, a robotics expert, a topiary gardener, and a naked mole rat specialist.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Dave Hoover, George Mendonça, Rodney Brooks, Raymond A. Mendez

Votes: 3,518 | Gross: $0.83M

6. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 7,947

7. The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)

103 min | Drama

"Neues Kino movie" about life in the circus dome narrated in Brechtian spirit; deceptively illusionist grip is broken violently by aloofness and sweeping subjective tracking shots.

Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Hannelore Hoger, Sigi Graue, Alfred Edel, Bernd Höltz

Votes: 342

8. Flaming Creatures (1963)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

An experimental film that features graphic sexual imagery, an earthquake, and a lipstick commercial.

Director: Jack Smith | Stars: Francis Francine, Sheila Bick, Joel Markman, Mario Montez

Votes: 1,202

9. The Man Who Lies (1968)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, War

On the run from pursuing soldiers, a man hides in a small European town.

Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sylvie Bréal, Zuzana Kocúriková, Dominique Prado

Votes: 676

10. Dog Star Man: Part I (1962)

30 min | Short

The first part of Dog Star Man (1964), an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,353

11. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Fatale beauté (1994)

28 min | Documentary

An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Sabine Azéma

Votes: 693

13. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Not Rated | 202 min | Drama

A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Votes: 6,220 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Gothic (1986)

R | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr

Votes: 6,807 | Gross: $0.92M

15. Themroc (1973)

100 min | Comedy

Made without proper language, just gibberish and grunts, this is an absurdist comedy about a man who rejects every facet of normal bourgeois life and turns his apartment into a virtual cave.

Director: Claude Faraldo | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Béatrice Romand, Marilù Tolo, Francesca Romana Coluzzi

Votes: 1,319

16. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)

66 min | Drama, Mystery

Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Jean Rougeul, Chantal Paley, Jean Raynaud, Daniel Grimm

Votes: 909

17. Vampir-Cuadecuc (1971)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Horror

An analysis of the construction mechanism for the magic in dominant narrative cinema though the filming of Count Dracula (1970), a commercial film by Jesús Franco.

Director: Pere Portabella | Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Jack Taylor

Votes: 520

18. Aguaespejo granadino (1955)

21 min | Documentary, Short

As stated in the film, Jose Val del Omar presents a brief audiovisual essay of lyrical plastic art.

Director: José Val del Omar

Votes: 255

19. Sweet Movie (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

After winning the "most virgin" contest, Miss Canada is married to a rich milk tycoon. But she quickly flees the marriage to experience the world around her, full of sweetness and anarchy.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey

Votes: 5,110

20. Daguerréotypes (1976)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Portraits of the people that occupy the small shops of the Rue Daguerre, Paris, where the filmmaker lived.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Lucien Bossy, Leance Debrossian, Marcelle Debrossian, Jean Guillard

Votes: 611

21. The Cremaster Cycle (2003)

Not Rated | 398 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The Cremaster Cycle is a series of five feature-length films, together with related sculptures, photographs, drawings, and artist's books, created by American visual artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney.

Director: Matthew Barney | Star: Matthew Barney

Votes: 166

22. The Big Shave (1967)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Peter Bernuth

Votes: 5,472

23. L'oeil du cyclone (1991–1999)
Episode: Une expérience d'hypnose télévisuelle (1994)

27 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

An experiment in televisuelle hypnosis.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Alain Ganas, Marie-France Ganas, Marie-France Garcia

Votes: 80

24. Dimension 1991-2024 (2010 Video)

27 min | Short, Drama

A poetic gangster story and a thriller about the passage of time. Recorded between 1991 and 1997 but published in 2010. Lars von Trier's long-running project was supposed to premiere in 2024, but the production was stopped.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Katrin Cartlidge, Eddie Constantine, Udo Kier

Votes: 80

25. From the Drain (1967)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Some time in the near future two veterans from some conflict engage in a conversation while sitting in a bath.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Mort Ritts, Stefan Nosko

Votes: 499

26. 36 fillette (1988)

88 min | Romance, Drama

A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Delphine Zentout, Etienne Chicot, Olivier Parnière, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 1,034 | Gross: $0.41M

27. Rabbits (2002)

43 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring, Naomi Watts

Votes: 6,765

28. Impressions de la haute Mongolie (1975)

70 min | Documentary

A tribute to the French writer Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), a forerunner of the Surrealists and much admired by them, who developed a formal system with which to generate literary ... See full summary »

Directors: Salvador Dalí, José Montes-Baquer | Star: Salvador Dalí

Votes: 75

29. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 10,736



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