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Check out these films that have rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

Beast

A disturbed woman living in a secluded community finds herself pulled between the control of her overbearing family and the appeal of a secretive stranger suspected of a series of vicious murders

Minari

A tender and sweeping story about what roots people that follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, this film shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home

Ingrid goes West

Following the death of her mother, a young girl moves to Los Angeles to befriend a social media star

Juliet, Naked

The story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession

The little hours

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation

We the Animals

Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own

A private war

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin is one of the most admired war correspondents of today. She is fearless and rebellious, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe. After being hit by a grenade, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable with London's elite as she is confronting dictators. Her mission to show the true cost of war leads her, along with war photographer Paul Conroy, to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives

The man who invented Christmas

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday

'71

A British soldier is caught behind enemy lines in Belfast 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien, and deadly landscape

Searching for sugar man

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, a few fans in the 90s decided to seek out the truth of his fate. What follows is a heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all

Dear white people

A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place

The Invisible man

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see

Words on bathroom walls

Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition

Relic

When elderly mother Edna inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam rush to their family's decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay's concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she clashes with Sam's unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back

Sweet country

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighboring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam's relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defense

The father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality

John Lewis : good trouble

Using interviews and rare archival footage, this chronicles Lewis's 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, it explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family, and his meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. It also includes interviews with political leaders, colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life

Ready or not

A young bride joins her new husband's rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival

Fast color

Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local Sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter

Dina : a real-life romantic comedy

Dina's getting married in a few weeks and there's still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents' house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home he's ever had, all while juggling his schedule as an early morning Walmart door greeter. She has to get her dress, confirm arrangements with the venue, and make peace with her family, who remain nervous for their beloved Dina after the death of her first husband

Collective

In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces

Promising young woman

A young woman who has been traumatized by past events seeks out revenge

Yellow Rose

A Filipina teen from a small Texas town fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family and leaving the only home she has known

Wander darkly

New parents Adrienne and Matteo are forced to reckon with trauma amidst their troubled relationship. They must revisit the memories of their past and unravel haunting truths in order to face their uncertain future

Archenemy

Max Fist claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss known as The Manager

Sometimes always never .

A man tries to reconnect with his son and reunite his family

Jungleland

Stan and Lion are two brothers struggling to stay relevant in the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing. When Stan fails to pay back a dangerous crime boss, they’re forced to deliver an unexpected traveler as they journey across the country for a high-stakes fighting tournament. While Stan trains Lion for the fight of his life, a series of events threaten to tear the brothers apart but their love for one another and belief in a better life keep them going

Save yourselves

"A young Brooklyn couple heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack." --container

The mole agent

A private investigator hires an eighty-three-year-old man to pose as a new member in a nursing home to investigate alleged elder abuse

Love and monsters

After monsters take over the world, a man living underground discovers that the woman he loves is only about eighty miles away, and he sets out to find her while battling monsters along the way

I used to go here

A writer is asked to speak by her old professor. Soon she is deeply involved in the lives of a group of students

Misbehaviour

In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. Misbehaviour tells the sensational true story of the Women's Liberation Movement's disruption of the 1970 Miss World pageant, an event watched by more than 100 million viewers, and which made headlines around the world. Not only that, when order was restored, the first woman of color was crowned Miss World

Sputnik

A doctor whose controversial practice has threatened her license is recruited by the military to treat a cosmonaut. Returning from space after a mysterious accident, the man has brought with him a nocturnal passenger which thrives on destruction; Tatyana wants to stop it from killing while the military wants to keep it as a secret weapon

Misbehaviour

In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. Misbehaviour tells the sensational true story of the Women's Liberation Movement's disruption of the 1970 Miss World pageant, an event watched by more than 100 million viewers, and which made headlines around the world. Not only that, when order was restored, the first woman of color was crowned Miss World

12 hour shift

It's 1999 and throughout one twelve-hour shift at an Arkansas hospital, a junkie nurse, her scheming cousin, and a group of black market organ-trading criminals start a heist that could lead to their imminent demises

Spontaneous : an explosive love story

Get ready for the most outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up, and blowing up! When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today!

The dark and the wicked

On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise and Michael return home to help, but it doesn't take long for them to see that something's wrong with mom too. Gradually, they begin to suffer a darkness similar to their mother's, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that an evil entity is taking over their family

Sweet bean

When the manager of a pancake stall employs an elderly woman the friendship that develops surprises them both

The ghost of Peter Sellers

Peter Medak reflects on the disastrous experience he had as a young director of his friend Peter Sellers's pirate comedy film

We are little zombies

When four young orphans, Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura, first meet, their parents' bodies are being turned into dust. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes, just enough to start a band, and then conquer the world

Babyteeth

When gravely ill teenager Milla falls deeply in love with petty drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first encounter with love brings her a new lust for life, things get difficult and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her circle, her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a promising child violinist, and a charmingly honest pregnant neighbor, how to live like there is nothing to lose

First cow

A loner and cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds a connection with Chinese immigrants. The men collaborate on business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner's prized milking cow

The outpost

Based on true events. A team of U.S. soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan is relentlessly attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents. Their fight for survival is the ultimate display of American valor

Summerland

Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she's to adopt a young London evacuee name Frank, she's resistant. It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed

Miss Juneteenth

A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant

She dies tomorrow .

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy's carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends' lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness

The beach house

Hoping to reignite their relationship, college students Emily and Randall arrive at their weekend getaway only to discover a peculiar older couple already staying there. They all agree to share the home but, after an indulgent night of partying, they're awoken to a living nightmare of apocalyptic proportions. A mysterious airborne microbe has infected the water and it's making its way to the house

Judy & Punch

In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy & Punch perform their marionette show, which is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering. But Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whiskey lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge

Fourteen

Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. It soon becomes apparent that Jo, despite her intellectual gifts, is unreliable in her professional life, losing and acquiring jobs at a troubling rate. Substance abuse may be responsible for Jo's instability, but some observers suspect a deeper problem. Over a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to protect herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood connection with Jo

Midnight family

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help

Premature

On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna meets Isaiah, a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It's not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world, whether she is ready or not

Saint Frances

After an accidental pregnancy turned abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year-old she's charged with protecting

Driveways

While helping his mother clean out his deceased aunt's house, a lonely young boy befriends the retiree living next door

Rewind

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations

You don't Nomi

Takes a critical look at Paul Verhoeven's 1995 film "Showgirls."

|6880-01Lucky grandma

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma is eager to live life as an independent woman. When a local fortuneteller predicts a lucky day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck, attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war

And then we danced

Merab, a young male dancer living in conservative Tbilisi, hopes for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, but his dreams are disrupted by the arrival of a new male dancer

Bull

"On the outskirts of Houston, a teen reeling from her mom's incarceration and an aging bullfighter struggling to keep a foothold in the rodeo circuit, form an unlikely bond and attempt to right their own paths....while also evading a vengeful kingpin." --container

Beanpole

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins

Deerskin

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him

End of sentence

After Sean is released from prison, he reluctantly embarks on a journey with his alienated father to spread his mother's ashes in her native Ireland

How to build a girl

"Johanna Morrigan is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine. Despite being brushed off initially, Johanna clamors to the top of the 90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde--a venerable, impossible-to-please msuic critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. It isn't long before the rapid pace at which Johanna's life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become?" --container

A good woman is hard to find

Sarah Collins is a single mother struggling to raise two young children while searching for answers about the unsolved murder of her husband. After being coerced into helping a low-level drug dealer, she finds herself the target of a dangerous crime boss. Desperate to keep her family safe, Sarah turns the tables on her victimizers in one final act of brutal vengeance

Shirley

While writing a new work of horror fiction, Shirley Jackson's creative process and marriage are disrupted by the arrival of a newlywed couple who will be staying with her and her husband

Spaceship Earth

In 1991, a group of countercultural visionaries built an enormous replica of earth's ecosystem called Biosphere 2. When eight 'biospherians' live quarantined inside, they faced ecological calamities and cult accusations. Their epic adventure is a cautionary tale but also a testament to the power of small groups reimagining the world

Proxima

Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called "Proxima", it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship

The night

When a couple become trapped in a deserted hotel with their young child, disturbing events force them to face the secrets they have from each other

The columnist

A successful columnist who is harassed and threatened daily on social media snaps one day and finds that revenge has eased and inspired her

High Life

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole
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