Imdb Best Documentaries

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

Title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 118 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-04 (Theater)
Cast: Tom Wilkinson Maggie Smith Judi Dench Bill Nighy Dev Patel
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. -- (C) Fox Searchlight

We Are the Best! (2014)

Title: We Are the Best! (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-30 (Theater)
Cast: Mira Barkhammar Liv LeMoyne Mira Grosin Alexander Karlsson David Dencik
Genre: Drama Musical & Performing Arts Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson's adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara (Mira Grosin) and her best friend Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne) as the third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different. (c) Magnolia

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Title: The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-15 (Theater)
Cast: Morris Chestnut Taye Diggs Regina Hall Terrence Howard Sanaa Lathan
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The follow-up to "The Best Man."

Best Kept Secret (2013)

Title: Best Kept Secret (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-06 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Best Kept Secret follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world - a job or rare placement in a recreational center - so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets.

Best Night Ever (2014)

Title: Best Night Ever (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 2014-04-08 (DVD)
2014-01-31 (Theater)
Cast: Desiree Hall Samantha Colburn Eddie Ritchard Crista Flanagan Jason Beaubien
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Bride-to-be Claire, her sister Leslie, fun-loving Zoe, and quirky new friend Janet set off to Las Vegas for a one-night bachelorette party that turns out to be more than they bargained for. A series of unexpected adventures including, getting kicked out of a strip club, being mugged and getting pummeled by the Las Vegas' reigning gelatin-wrestling champion, Veronica, rip them from the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip and places them smack dab in Vegas' seedy underbelly. Determined to keep their bachelorette party dreams alive, the girls band together and embark on the wildest night in bachelorette party history. Fueled by sex and booze, this raunchy, riotously hilarious, out-of-control, blow-out is, for better or worse, all caught on tape. And is destined to go down as the Best Night Ever. (c) Magnolia

Best Man Down (2013)

Title: Best Man Down (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-08 (Theater)
Cast: Justin Long Tyler Labine Jess Weixler Addison Timlin Frances O'Connor
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (Tyler Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Jess Weixler) and Scott (Justin Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But getting Lumpy's body back to Minneapolis is just the start of their adventure, as the well-intended sacrifice surprises at every turn. And when the newlyweds' path leads them to a fifteen year-old girl (Addison Timlin) in a small, northern Minnesota town - all bets are off on who Lumpy really was. (c) Magnolia

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best (2012)

Title: The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast: Ryan O'Nan Michael Weston Arielle Kebbel Melissa Leo Andrew McCarthy
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term "lo-fi," Alex and Jim find their unique style by bringing the sound of children's instruments to their unsuspecting fans. Playing a series of bizarre shows and experiencing multiple near-disasters, Alex and Jim's persistence takes them on a true coming-of-age journey - one that may be their last shot at achieving their childhood dreams. -- (C) Oscilloscope

Best Of Luck (2013)

Title: Best Of Luck (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 132 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-26 (Theater)
Cast: Gippy Grewal Jazzy B Simran Kaur Mundi Binnu Dhillon Puneet Issar
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

My Best Enemy (2013)

Title: My Best Enemy (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 109 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-11 (Theater)
Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu Georg Friedrich Ursula Strauss Marthe Keller Udo Samel
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

In prewar Vienna, Victor Kaufmann (Moritz Bleibtreu/Soul Kitchen, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Run Lola Run) and Rudi Smekal (Georg Friedrich/ Import/Export, Klimt, The Piano Teacher) had been the closest of friends, ever since childhood. But with Austria's annexation into the Third Reich, Rudi throws his lot in with the Nazis, hoping to gain a leg up by denouncing his Jewish friend and confiscating a Michelangelo sketch owned by Victor's family. The Kaufmanns are sent to a camp-until the authorities discover they only managed to take a forgery, with the whereabouts of the genuine artwork known only to Victor. Determined to find the real Michelangelo, the Nazis bring Victor in for interrogation. But a stormy night and a partisan attack upend their plans, and Victor seizes an opportunity to turn the tables on his captors through a daring scheme of switched identities. (c) IFC

The Best Offer (2014)

Title: The Best Offer (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 131 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-01 (Theater)
Cast: Donald Sutherland Geoffrey Rush Jim Sturgess Sylvia Hoeks Philip Jackson
Genre: Drama Romance Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. He's never been close to another human being, not even Robert, his only friend - a young, skillful restorer of mechanical devices from every era. The day he turns sixty-three, Virgil receives a phone call from a young woman who asks him to handle the disposal of some family works of art. But when the time comes for his first site visit, the girl fails to appear, nor, for various reasons, is she present for the taking of the inventory or for the transportation and restoration of the pieces. More than once Virgil is tempted to bow out of what appears to be nothing but a bothersome mess, but on each occasion, the mysterious young woman, locked in her own obsessional world, convinces him to continue. And with this, the old antique dealer's life begins to take an unexpected turn. It is Robert who shows him, step-by-step, how to win the heart of a young woman who is afraid of the world and, caught in the middle of this puzzling game of chess, Virgil soon finds himself enveloped by a passion that will transform his grey existence forever. (C) IFC

Bicycle Bride (2010)

Title: Bicycle Bride (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 2012-03-27 (DVD)
2011-05-20 (Theater)
Cast: Melanie Kannakoda Andreas Wilson Shruti Tewari Melanie Kannokada Karl Antony
Genre: Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Beena struggles to follow her dream of the freedom to choose her own destiny and the love of her life, but her overly dramatic and meddlesome Indian mother Billo, wants to marry her off. Billo has even talked to her dentist about her daughter's arranged marriage. Beena's best friend Mary Jane, an American girl, knows that James Dean from Sweden is Beena's dream boy. Mary Jane wants a boyfriend in her life also and is desperately looking for one but she always falls for the wrong guys. This movie takes you on a one woman's journey who is struggling to maintain past cultural values and family happiness against fast changing cultural norms in a foreign land.

The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)

Title: The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-28 (DVD)
2011-07-22 (Theater)
Cast: Claire Sloma Marlon Morton Amanda Bauer Brett Jacobsen Nikita Ramsey
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Myth of the American Sleepover is a youthful and tender coming-of-age drama from first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell. In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like Dazed & Confused, the film follows four young people (a cast of brilliant newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer - their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of love and adventure - chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties - and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth. -- (C) IFC

StreetDance 2 (2012)

Title: StreetDance 2 (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-30 (Theater)
Cast: Tom Conti George Sampson Falk Hentschel Sofia Boutella Stephanie Nguyen (II)
Genre: Drama Musical & Performing Arts Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

When top street dancer Ash (Falk Hentschel) is humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on - with a dance style they weren't expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to StreetDance sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.

American Animal (2011)

Title: American Animal (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-01 (Theater)
Cast: Matt D'Elia Brendan Fletcher Mircea Monroe Angela Sarafyan
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jimmy is a terminally ill young man. He is also quite eccentric, bordering on plain old crazy, and starting today he has decided that he is 'happy' and no longer sick. Jimmy's roommate James is a healthy, dreamy young man. They're best friends. They live together. They don't do much of anything and they seem very happy that way. But trouble arises when it gets revealed that James will be leaving for a new job in the morning. Jimmy, feeling betrayed, is not pleased by this development. A classic, humorous battle of wills ensues as James prepares for the real world and Jimmy falls deeper and deeper into his world of illness, isolation, madness and make-believe. -- (C) Official Site

Afflicted (2014)

Title: Afflicted (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-04 (Theater)
Cast: Baya Rehaz Clif Prowse Derek Lee Edo Van Breemen Zachary J. Gray
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.(c) CBS

Mood Indigo (2014)

Title: Mood Indigo (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-07-18 (Theater)
Cast: Audrey Tautou Romain Duris Omar Sy Aissa Maiga Gad Elmaleh
Genre: Romance Art House & International Science Fiction & Fantasy Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend's party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe (Audrey Tautou) and, before they know it, they're dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers. MOOD INDIGO was nominated for three 2014 Cesar Awards: Etienne Charry (Best Original Music), Florence Fontaine (Best Costume) and Stephane Rozenbaum (Best Production Design). --(c) Drafthouse

Sundowning (2012)

Title: Sundowning (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-10 (Theater)
Cast: Shannon Fitzpatrick
Genre: Drama Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sundowning is the portrayal of Shannon, a young woman who has lost her cognition and memory. She is content, but lacks any recollection of her past, her family, or her own identity. She lives in pacified near-isolation, sharing an apartment with Susan, her gentle yet enigmatic caregiver. Initially accepting of her relationship with Susan, Shannon eventually grows suspicious of her caretaker's control and intentions. Unable to rely on her memory and subjectivity, Shannon grapples for insight into her present condition and Susan's role in her life. The restrained pace of the film allows room to explore the dynamics of their relationship. The depth of their experience manifests through the nuances of their strict routine. -- (C) Official Site

Leave it on the Floor (2012)

Title: Leave it on the Floor (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 109 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ephraim Sykes Miss Barbie-Q Phillip Evelyn James Alsop Andre Myers
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

Been looking all your life for a sizzling mash-up of Paris Is Burning, Rent and Dreamgirls? Leave It On the Floor is that and more, a supersized musical featuring a family of fierce voguing performers coming together to snatch a trophy in the big ballroom competition. When our hero Brad is kicked out of his house for being gay, he finds himself drawn into a raucous ballroom event. Looking for a warm place to sleep-and someone to sleep with?-Brad meets the ragtag members of the struggling House of Eminence. As he searches for his place in this family of fascinating characters, he gets schooled in how to express himself with spins, dips, and hands. When he decides to join the house and compete with his new family, everyone comes together to help him learn. That is, until a love triangle threatens to destroy all that they've built together. Director Sheldon Larry deftly interweaves original songs throughout. "Justin's Gonna Call" and the title track "Leave It On the Floor" are sure to make it onto your playlist, and they're all equally matched by the signature moves of Frank Gatson, Jr., one of pop music's most sought-after choreographers (Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child, and does anyone remember an obscure song and dance called "Single Ladies"?). Pulsing with energy, joy, and some of the catchiest and queerest dance songs ever, Leave It On the Floor will keep you coming back for more. - CINDY M. EMCH

The Ambassador (2012)

Title: The Ambassador (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 2012-10-23 (DVD)
2012-08-29 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from international provocateur Mads Brugger rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic. Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brugger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brugger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder -- while somehow managing to crack amazing razor-sharp barbs at every step along the way. -- (C) Drafthouse

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Title: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Damien Wayne Echols Jessie Miskelly Jason Baldwin
Genre: Documentary Drama Television
IMDB: IMDB Link

The third part of the Paradise Lost trilogy, examining the case of the notorious West Memphis 3. This final version chronicles the last years in prison and eventual release of the three men accused of brutally murdering three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. The men were released after entering an Alford plea on August 19, 2011, allowing them to assert their innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict.

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