Considered the first great film made about the Olympics, it is also, unfortunately, a highly effective piece of Nazi propaganda.
The most mid-90s of mid-90s movies is somehow based on a Jane Austen novel, and also somehow really good.
A very early drama about the effects of poverty from the first famous female director.
The rare sports movie by women, for women, and about women, plus it’s also really funny and has a bunch of memorable scenes and lines.
The earliest big international hit of the great Agnés Varda follows a female singer on a nearly-real-time journey through the Left Bank of Paris as she waits on the results of a cancer test, but it’s actually about a lot of other things.
A portrait of a coal mining community in 1970s Kentucky, where the company is king but the locals risk life and limb to unionize, as did the filmmakers to tell their story.
An extremely depressing Soviet World War II movie that is also probably a great work of art.
This is sort of the closest thing you’ll find a movie by and for the Beat Movement, an interesting exercise but I’m not sure it actually works as a film.
This is a very silly but somehow a very good action movie about robbing banks, surfing, skydiving, and many other things. At one point Patrick Swayze throws a dog at Keanu Reeves.
Madonna’s first major movie role was in this extremely 80s update of the screwball comedy.