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1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 353,507 | Gross: $31.49M

2. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.6
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Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 68,493

3. Gypsy (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman

Votes: 12,654

4. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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64 Metascore

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 86,239 | Gross: $31.49M

5. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 31,452 | Gross: $1.13M

6. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 1,914 | Gross: $0.11M

7. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 6,610 | Gross: $0.08M

8. Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.3
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72 Metascore

Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

Director: Tom Berninger | Stars: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf

Votes: 4,205 | Gross: $0.14M

9. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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A female recording artist encounters the misogyny and outdated business practices of male record label executives.

Director: Scott Douglas Brown | Stars: Toddy Walters, Jude Moran, Jordan Leigh, Christopher Soren Kelly

Votes: 177

10. Don't Go in the Woods (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Musical

2.7
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29 Metascore

A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian, Gwynn Galitzer, Tim Lajcik

Votes: 967

11. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation (2010 TV Special)

4 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.5
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High school student Scott Pilgrim starts a band with Lisa Miller and battles Simon Lee to rescue, romance and recruit drummer Kim Pine.

Stars: Steve Blum, Michael Cera, Georgette Perna, Alison Pill

Votes: 767

12. Year of the Carnivore (2009)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A romantic comedy about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she's bad in bed, so she goes out to get more "experience".

Director: Sook-Yin Lee | Stars: Cristin Milioti, Mark Rendall, Ali Liebert, Kevin McDonald

Votes: 557

13. No Way Jose (2015)

R | 97 min | Comedy

4.5
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Jose Stern, an erstwhile indie-rocker relegated to playing children's birthday parties, is on the verge of turning 40 and at a crossroads in his life.

Director: Adam Goldberg | Stars: Emily Osment, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Goldberg, Ahna O'Reilly

Votes: 646

14. Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later (2012)

76 min | Comedy

5.0
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Zombies, literary allusions, unrepentant alcoholism, mental illness, esoteric pop-culture references, cocaine-fueled indie-rock dance moves, and more.

Director: Joe Filipas | Star: Brock Wilbur

Votes: 10

15. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Scott Pilgrim, his girlfriend Ramona, and his bandmates Kim and Steven must fight their way through Toronto to battle Ramona's seven evil Ex's.

Votes: 208

16. Eddie Reynolds y Los Ángeles de Acero (2014)

106 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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They are not wild and crazy anymore, or at least they think so. Now, thanks to an offer nobody can't refuse, they will try to recapture that old rock and roll magic and give themselves a second chance.

Director: Gustavo Moheno | Stars: Luis Alberti, Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Bravo, Lucía Carreras

Votes: 229

17. The Weathered Underground (2010)

310 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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A Groundbreaking interactive DVD that plays like a video version of the "Choose Your Own Adventure Books" as the story follows 21 Year old Eric (the character whom the audience makes ... See full summary »

Director: David N. Donihue | Stars: Michael Ciriaco, Brea Grant, Hollis McLachlan, David N. Donihue

Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.14M

18. Twenty One Pilots: Heathens (2016 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Crime, Music

8.1
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Twenty One Pilots' music video for 'Heathens' from the Suicide Squad Soundtrack.

Director: Andrew Donoho | Stars: Delorean Bijon Brandon, Jamil Dotson, Joshua Dun, Noel Esquinca

Votes: 288

19. Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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For some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined. This Minneapolis quartet took a teenage-punk attitude, threw it in a ... See full summary »

Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Robert Voedisch, Tommy Ramone, Tom Arnold, Dave Foley

Votes: 298

20. Couldn't You Wait? (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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Couldn't You Wait chronicles the music and the history of the band Silkworm and their unique 17-year-long career on the fringe of "indie rock".

Director: Seth Pomeroy | Stars: Steve Albini, Greg Anderson, Ross Best, Bryan Brown

Votes: 9

21. Bandage (2010)

119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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Four boys have their friendship and musical talents tested in the ever changing worlds of the music industry and real life in 1990s Japan.

Director: Takeshi Kobayashi | Stars: Jin Akanishi, Kii Kitano, Kengo Kôra, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 411

22. Riding in Vans with Boys (2003 Video)

Documentary, Music

8.0
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In the summer of 2002, blink-182 invited the little-known band Kut U Up to accompany them on The Pop Disaster Tour. Kut U Up is not known primarily for their music. They are however, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Beauchesne | Stars: Chris Cote, Brandon Parkhurst, Micah Mattson, Brendan Raasch

Votes: 232

23. R.E.M. by MTV (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

7.3
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On April 5, 1980 four college pals-Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe-took the stage together for the first time to play at a friend's birthday party. The band they ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Young | Stars: Bill Berry, Jay Boberg, Peter Buck, Stephen Colbert

Votes: 303

24. Searching for Elliott Smith (2009)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.0
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The unauthorized biography of the Patron Saint of Indie Rock.

Director: Gil Reyes | Stars: David Bailey, Jennifer Chiba, Christopher Cooper, Larry Crane

Votes: 46

25. Nuummioq (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A love-struck man discovers he has an incurable illness shortly after meeting the woman of his dreams.

Directors: Torben Bech, Otto Rosing | Stars: Lars Rosing, Angunnguaq Larsen, Julie Berthelsen, Marius Olsen

Votes: 163

26. East West (2016)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Ezequiel, a former professional car racer, returns to his hometown after 15 years to compete in his last race. He finds Stela, an old affair; Angelo, the family patriarch, as well as Pedro, a 16 year-old boy who dreams of being a driver.

Director: Rodrigo Grota | Stars: Felipe Kannenberg, Simone Iliescu, Bruno Silva, José Maschio

Votes: 333

27. Good Clean Fun (2009)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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The inspiring, slightly fictionalized true story of a young woman's struggle to get through college, fall in love, and book a band.

Director: Issa Diao | Stars: Lauren Billingsley, Karl Buechner, CJ Celeste, Issa Diao

Votes: 7

28. Thinking Speed (2014)

Unrated | 111 min | Horror

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A Reader becomes trapped in an evolving autobiography of an executed killer.

Director: Lisa Menzel | Stars: Lisa Menzel, Patrick Holly, Adam Fallon, Nick Doetsch

29. That Night (2005)

Short, Drama

7.2
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Amidst the pulsing NYC underground rock n' roll scene, two young lovers cross paths at a Brooklyn loft party and disappear off into the night to explore each other.

Director: Steven Gordon | Stars: Mike Cast, Derek Cecil, Emily Deschanel, Ford Harris

Votes: 28

30. Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

5.3
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Director: George Scott | Stars: Bernadette Colomine, Renée Fleming, Janis Kelly, Daniel Kramer

Votes: 15

31. Junk (II) (1999)

85 min | Sci-Fi

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In a decaying world of aberrant weather patterns, lifeless landscapes and mundane objects, Max r. and Christina meet on the day she has decided to end her life. Writer/Director Roddy ... See full summary »

Director: Roddy Bogawa | Stars: Sarah Adler, Tara Milutis, William Schefferine, Lazar Stojanovic

32. Dry River Yacht Club: The Rape of Persephone (2012 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Trevvor Riley

33. Holler Back: (Not) Voting in an American Town (2008 Video)

76 min | Documentary

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In revealing interviews with disenchanted non-voters, the film explores the reluctance of young people to participate politically in a process they consider corrupt and unresponsive - as well as reforms that could re-engage them.

Director: Lulu Friesdat | Stars: Matt Bishop, Michael Eric Dyson, Brad Friedman, Curtis Gans

34. Wheelbarrows for Wallets (2010 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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A homeless man sits busking, encountering the full array of human nature, via people's reactions to him.

Director: Hesky Tucker | Stars: Joe Carnall, Gabriella Ashcroft, Courtesy Orchis, Nancy Boo Orchis-Evans

35. Southern Backtones Forever (2008)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Music

7.2
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The Southern Backtones explore the meaning of life in this surreal and sometimes sexy trip to the Foodarama. Along the way they meet people from all walks of life and turn them on to the concept of forever.

Director: W. Ross Wells | Stars: Hank Schyma, John Griffin, Todd Sommer, John Evans

Votes: 28

36. The Pixies Sell Out: 2004 Reunion Tour (2005 Video)

145 min | Music

7.2
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The Pixies are back in this 2004 set of concert shows.

Director: Michael B. Borofsky | Stars: Frank Black, Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago

Votes: 17

37. Radical Act (1996)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

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Radical Act, a feature-length (and vintage) documentary about the contribution of female artists to the 1990's punk scene. Featuring: Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Tribe 8, Toshi ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Clark | Stars: Kathleen Hanna, Evelyn McDonnell, Gretchen Phillips

38. Crack in the Sidewalk (2006)

12 min | Short

8.0
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Artists can impact strangers so deeply that they feel they've lost a personal friend when they die. On New Year's Day, little-know musician, Bryan Harvey made national news. The frontman of... See full summary »

Director: Kris Kristensen | Stars: Peter Blackstock, Andy Bookwalter, Dominick DeGregorio, Kris Kristensen

Votes: 19

39. Klangstof: We Are Your Receiver (2016)

4 min | Short, Music

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Director: Menno Fokma | Stars: Koen van de Wardt, Wubbo Siegers, Shamiro van der Geld, Yaron Mesika

40. Perpetual Memory: Official Lyric Video (2015 TV Movie)

Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi

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Invocation Array is an epic, story-driven, musical and performing duo. They produce music, videos, art, and concepts for film, video games, theatre, and other interactive media.

Directors: Adrianne Grady, Kaia Young | Stars: Adrianne Grady, Kaia Young

41. The Coolest Way with Nicholas Tanek (2016)

Short, Comedy, Talk-Show

9.2
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Author Nicholas Tanek (The Coolest Way to Kill Yourself and Chipped Black Nail Polish) interviews Tom Scharpling from The Best Show and from Scharpling & Wurster

Director: Anthony Palma | Stars: Tom Scharpling, Nicholas Tanek, Wally Wackiman

Votes: 11

42. A Film About Scarlet Grey (2009)

80 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary that follows the L.A. indie rock band Scarlet Grey as they set out to record their first full length album, No Boys in the Ballroom.

Directors: Max Abram, Baley Wynn | Stars: Keith Cooper, Danny Duran, Pete Emperador, Benjamin Grey

43. Zero Stars (2001 Video)

70 min | Music

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Live performances interspersed with re-enactments of Rose from Poster Children's famous 1995-2002 internet tour diaries; the first instances of band blogging on the internet.

Director: Rick Valentin | Stars: Rick Valentin, Rose Marshack, Jim Valentin, Howie Kantoff

44. Crush Me (2008)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Robert is an overworked student writing a thesis to prove that pop music is killing the brain cells of millions. After he is hit on the head by an apple, he is haunted by a horrible pop ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Pukin | Stars: Devin Upham, Kalyn Bomback, Paul Rivers, Mélisande Leduc

45. You Are Standing in Front of a Cave (2009)

11 min | Short, Comedy

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Two friends, Mike Johnson and Jake Whitaker, convene on a dark and stormy night to meet their destinies and determine which of them is more deserving of sweet Ramona Hayworth's heart.

Director: Joe Ballman | Stars: Michael Johnson, Matt Knapp, Alicia Tolman

46. Snake Snake Snakes: City on Fire (2011 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Trevvor Riley

47. Vegas in Tune (2010– )

27 min | Music

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Stars: Samantha Plantaric, Jen Yeager

48. Hypogeum: Live in Studio (2015 TV Movie)

Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi

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Invocation Array is an epic, story-driven, musical and performing duo. They produce music, videos, art, and concepts for film, video games, theatre, and other interactive media.

Directors: Adrianne Grady, Kaia Young | Stars: Adrianne Grady, Kaia Young

49. Invocation Array: Protocol - Live in Studio) (2015 TV Movie)

Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi

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Invocation Array is an epic, story-driven, musical and performing duo. They produce music, videos, art, and concepts for film, video games, theatre, and other interactive media.

Directors: Adrianne Grady, Kaia Young | Stars: Adrianne Grady, Marco Markuz Morselli, Kaia Young

50. The Deloreans: As Long as It's You (2016)

Short, Music

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Director: Neil David James | Stars: Michael Nguyen, Mimi Hutchison



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