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Art House Cinema

Art House films are critically-acclaimed movies that don't necessarily cause a stampede at the box-office. These so-called 'minor' works are generally seen only at Film Festivals or a few selective theatres, but they stay in the mind, for better or worse. Below is a list of films in Alice's Collection that for one unexplained reason or another, generally didn't quite get the exposure they may have deserved when originally released. Enjoy finding many of cinema's 'gems' in this section. Right: Peter Greenaway's 'The Baby Of Macon'.

Breaking the Waves (1996)

7.9/10
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier

The extraordinary story of a young, simple-minded, God-fearing Scottish woman who willingly takes on lovers in the belief that it will cure her paraly... Read more

Brick (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Emil...

A fresh take on the hard-boiled noir, this festival hit stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an outsider teen-turned-stoic gumshoe after his ex-girl (Emilie... Read more

Broken Flowers (2005)

7.2/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda...

Bill Murray is at his deadpan best in this typically understated comedy/drama from unique auteur, Jim Jarmusch. Emotionally stilted Don Johnston (Mur... Read more

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

7.2/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Alec Guinness, Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson

Franco Zeffirelli relates the tale of St. Francis of Assisi, an Italian soldier who returns from the Crusades and dismisses his family's material weal... Read more

Bubble (2006)

7.3/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Dustin Ashley, Debbie Doebereiner

A twisted romantic triangle between three workers at a plastic doll factory leads to a shocking crime that explodes the sleepy calm of a small Ohio to... Read more

Buffalo '66 (1998)

7.5/10
Director: Vincent Gallo
Starring: Vincent Gallo, Ben Gazzara, Christina Ricci, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vince...

Billy (Vincent Gallo) is released after five years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Hell-bent on convincing his dysfunctional parents (Angelica... Read more

Bug (2006)

6.1/10
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr, Lynn Collins

Ashley Judd is a lonely waitress holed up in a decrepit motel who lives in constant fear of her ex-husband (Harry Connick, Jr.). She begins to feel ho... Read more

Bunny and the Bull (2009)

6.7/10
Director: Paul King
Starring: Julian Barratt, Edward Hogg, Noel Fielding, Simon Farnaby

From the director of 'A Mighty Boosh', comes this road movie set entirely in an apartment. Reclusive Stephen Turnbull (Edward Hogg) hasn't been outsid... Read more

Burn! (1969)

7.4/10
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Starring: Renato Salvatori, Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez

An engrossing drama based on a true incident and starring Marlon Brando as a British agent sent to a 19th Century Caribbean island to investigate a re... Read more

By Brakhage: An Anthology (2003)

Director: Stan Brakhage

Artist and filmmaker Stan Brakhage has made nearly 400 films over the past 50 years, never mainstream and always fascinating. Brakhage turns his camer... Read more