The Mumblecore Checklist

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1. Beeswax (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A pair of identical twin sisters -- one, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and the other -- 'same face, different bodies.'

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Tilly Hatcher, Maggie Hatcher, Alex Karpovsky, Katy O'Connor

Votes: 724 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Computer Chess (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester

Votes: 4,091 | Gross: $0.10M

3. The Utopian Society (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

6 college students from different backgrounds, are assigned to work together on a final project. These six students have so far spent no time together, can't stand each other and must pass ... See full summary »

Director: John P. Aguirre | Stars: Austin Nichols, Sam Doumit, Malin Akerman, Mat Hostetler

Votes: 178

4. Women on Top (2007)

Comedy, Drama

A quirky, fun and poignant show about the new wave of powerful, embattled women who face the daily professional and personal challenges of running a major television network in today's Hollywood.

Director: John P. Aguirre | Stars: Amanda Schull, Christie Lynn Smith, Colleen McGrann, Patrick O'Brien Demsey

Votes: 31

5. LOL (2006)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 817

6. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young

Votes: 1,548 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Nights and Weekends (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.

Directors: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg, Alison Bagnall, Elizabeth Donius

Votes: 1,118 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Alexander the Last (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Romance

An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 633

9. Uncle Kent (2011)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

A pothead kid's show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest - a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Kevin Bewersdorf, Megan Daalder, Jennifer Daley, Josephine Decker

Votes: 483

10. Silver Bullets (2011)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror

59 Metascore

A young actress is cast as the lead in a werewolf film which leads to many unexpected consequences in her life.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Ti West, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg

Votes: 278

11. Autoerotic (2011)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Follow four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration.

Directors: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Megan Mercier, Kate Lyn Sheil

Votes: 389

12. Art History (2011)

74 min | Drama

36 Metascore

Sam (Joe Swanberg) has feelings for Juliette (Josephine Decker), the lead actress in a sexually explicit drama centered on a couple's one night stand. He must maintain a professional ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Josephine Decker, Kent Osborne, Joe Swanberg, Kris Swanberg

Votes: 203

13. Caitlin Plays Herself (2011)

69 min | Drama

Caitlin, a young Chicago performance artist, struggles to create work that is both personal and political. A piece she performs about the BP oil spill sends her relationship into a tailspin because her onstage nudity bothers her boyfriend.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Caitlin Stainken, Joe Swanberg, Kurt Chiang, Megan Mercier

Votes: 53

14. The Zone (2011)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

A mysterious visitor spends the night at an apartment belonging to a young engaged couple and their friend.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Kentucker Audley, Dustin Guy Defa, Lawrence Michael Levine, Kate Lyn Sheil

Votes: 132

15. Marriage Material (2012)

55 min | Drama

Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend's 7-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Kentucker Audley, Amanda Crawford, Joe Swanberg, Jude Swanberg

Votes: 73

16. All the Light in the Sky (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

62 Metascore

Jane Adams is an actress living in a house precariously perched above the beach in Malibu. Her age exempts her from more and more acting opportunities. That's when her young, ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Kent Osborne, Larry Fessenden

Votes: 475

17. 24 Exposures (2013)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

In this sexy thriller a photographer who specializes in erotic photo shoots is suspected of murder when one of his models is found dead. Starring the creators of 'You're Next.'

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Caroline White, Sophia Takal

Votes: 502

18. Quiet City (2007)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

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: 1,357 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Dance Party, USA (2006)

65 min | Drama

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: 582

20. Audrey the Trainwreck (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

The story of two people caught in the routines of work and circles of friends. The days begin with an alarm and ends with the fading sound of a television. Ron Hogan, a 28 year old ATM ... See full summary »

Director: Frank V. Ross | Stars: Nathan Adloff, Anthony J. Baker, Tim Baker, Denise Blank

Votes: 56

21. Tiger Tail in Blue (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

Tiger Tail in Blue is about a young married couple, Christopher and Melody, that work opposite schedules to remain financially afloat as Chris bangs out his first novel while working nights... See full summary »

Director: Frank V. Ross | Stars: Robert Airdo, Anthony J. Baker, Allison Latta, Megan Mercier

Votes: 35

22. Bloomin Mud Shuffle (2015)

75 min | Comedy

Lonnie's life hasn't changed much in the 16 years since he graduated high school. Still painting houses, still drinking too much, still hanging out with the same old friends. As far as he ... See full summary »

Director: Frank V. Ross | Stars: Tim Baker, Tim Baltz, Nicole Bloomsmith, Sean Bradley

Votes: 54

23. Orphans (2007)

80 min | Drama

Two estranged, twenty-something sisters reunite five years after the death of their parents, and soon revisit their treacherous history.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: James Katharine Flynn, Matt Glasson, Lily Wheelwright

Votes: 35

24. You Wont Miss Me (2009)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Stella Schnabel, Simon O'Connor, Zachary Tucker, Noah Kimmerling

Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Nobody Walks (2012)

R | 83 min | Drama

51 Metascore

A Silver Lake family's relaxed dynamic is tested after they take in a young artist so she can complete her art film.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt, India Ennenga

Votes: 4,607 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Team Picture (2007)

Unrated | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A realistic character study of a young man in his early 20's negotiating a disintegrating relationship with an ambitious artist / photographer girlfriend and an ascending fling with an ... See full summary »

Director: Kentucker Audley | Stars: Kentucker Audley, Bill Baker, Chellie Bowman, Greg Gaston

Votes: 147

27. Open Five (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

A blend of reality and fiction, "Open Five" follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick, Kentucker, a maker of "poor" films and what happens when two girls (Lucy and ... See full summary »

Director: Kentucker Audley | Stars: Genevieve Angelson, Amy Seimetz, Shannon Esper, Kentucker Audley

Votes: 75

28. Holy Land (2010)

60 min | Drama

Holy Land is a realistic character study of Cole Weintraub, a twenty-something musician turned novelist. In fits and starts, Holy Land details Cole's relationship with women and old friends... See full summary »

Director: Kentucker Audley | Stars: Kentucker Audley, Bunny Lampert, David Maloney, Rose McCullum

Votes: 30

29. Open Five 2 (2012)

66 min | Drama

A relationship drama set amid a winter van trip from New York to New Orleans. A loose continuation of the 2010 film.

Director: Kentucker Audley | Stars: Kentucker Audley, David Behl, Elizabeth Behl, Walker Behl

Votes: 35

30. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 7,763 | Gross: $0.17M

31. Wrong Numbers (2001)

75 min

James wants to have fun, but cynically realizes that life has little fun to offer. Turning nineteen has been a souring experience filled with disappointments. The added pressures of manhood... See full summary »

Director: Alex Holdridge | Stars: Matt Bearden, Scoot McNairy, Matt Pulliam, Kierstin Cunnington

Votes: 46

32. Sexless (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Two twenty-something couples are entwined in a gut-wrenching and sex-crazed last month in Austin, Texas. Having made plans to leave town, they all seize fleeting opportunities and reexamine their relationships.

Director: Alex Holdridge | Stars: Alex Holdridge, Brian McGuire, Kelly Dealyn, Camille Chen

Votes: 132

33. Meet Me in Montenegro (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A comedy centered on a failed American writer who enters into an affair after a chance encounter with a European dancer.

Directors: Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen | Stars: Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 255 | Gross: $0.01M

34. The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama

A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

Director: Josh Safdie | Stars: Bat 'Batman' Baxter, Alex Billig, Wayne Chin, Jerry Damons

Votes: 952 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Daddy Longlegs (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

A father juggling his kids with the rest of his responsibilities is ultimately faced with the choice of being their father or their friend.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Ronald Bronstein, Alex Greenblatt, Sage Ranaldo, Frey Ranaldo

Votes: 1,085 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Shameless (1996)

80 min

Originally titled "Two & One," "Shameless" is the story of a normal, everyday guy, torn between the "good girl" and a "bad girl." Which will he choose? Will she still want him?

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Scott Rhodes, Joy Gohring, Natalie Karp

Votes: 21

37. Olympia (1998)

76 min | Drama

Rather ridiculous story attempts a romance between a Mexican soap star with a dream of competing in the Olympics and escapes her country by swimming the Rio Grande with a man who is totally... See full summary »

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Jason Andrews, Carmen Nogales, Damian Young, Patricia Fiske

Votes: 56 | Gross: $0.00M

38. RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Gabriel McIver, Kristen Tucker, Kevin Corrigan, Andrew Bujalski

Votes: 426

39. Harmony and Me (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

A physical comedy about yearning

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Kristen Tucker

Votes: 350

40. Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

58 Metascore

A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by.

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt

Votes: 1,403 | Gross: $0.08M

42. Yeast (2008)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

A maddeningly oblivious, tyrannical and emotionally stunted young woman tries her best to negotiate two toxic friendships.

Director: Mary Bronstein | Stars: Mary Bronstein, Ignacio Carballo, Greta Gerwig, Amy Judd Lieberman

Votes: 131

43. Momma's Man (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A man who has avoided his wife and child at home has a change of heart after an imposed stay in his own parents' loft.

Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: Matt Boren, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, Dana Varon

Votes: 573

45. Nobody Needs to Know (2003)

96 min | Drama

Nobody Needs to Know is a story of Fame and the towns and industries and the people who create it and support it. It's the story of two actresses on divergent paths who unwittingly ... See full summary »

Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: Tricia Vessey, Liz Stauber, Norman Reedus, Alvin Seme

Votes: 166

46. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins, Elizabeth Acker, Melissa Bisagni

Votes: 1,874 | Gross: $0.11M

47. Sorry, Thanks (2009)

93 min | Comedy

Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira sleeps with Max, a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to long-term girlfriend Sara. Max (no emotional sophisticate) becomes obsessed, ... See full summary »

Director: Dia Sokol Savage | Stars: Wiley Wiggins, Kenya Miles, Andrew Bujalski, Donovan Baddley

Votes: 229

48. Salt (I) (2003)

86 min | Drama

A young woman from a remote Icelandic village takes an arduous journey to join her sister in Reykjavik. Leisurely paced with stunning scenery.

Director: Bradley Rust Gray | Stars: Brynja Þóra Guðnadóttir, Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Melkorka Huldudóttir, Svava Bjørnsdóttir

Votes: 100