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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'.

Magnolia (1999)

8/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William...

Paul Thomas Anderson's third feature film is an exhilarating, almost reckless display of cinematic ambition. Weaving together more than a dozen charac... Read more

Dead Man (1995)

7.7/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, John Hurt, Lance Henriksen, Michael Win...

A one-of-a-kind stylish western written by director Jim Jarmusch, about a city accountant (Johnny Depp) who heads off to the wild west for job. When... Read more

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

7/10
Director: John Malkovich
Starring: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto

This taut political thriller set in Latin America marks John Malkovich's explosive directorial debut. Javier Bardem ("Before Night Falls") stars as le... Read more

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

7.3/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Go...

Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, el... Read more

Ten Canoes (2006)

7/10
Director: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djiggir
Starring: David Gulpilil, (Voice of) , Peter Minygululu, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbir...

Rolf de Heer's uniquely enchanting and humourous fable is the first film spoken entirely in Aboriginal languages. Set before the time of Western cont... Read more

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

8/10
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, Joel Grey, David Morse

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, Lars Von Trier's brilliant film inspires adulation and scorn. This neo-musical is set in an earl... Read more

The Virgin Suicides (2000)

7.2/10
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Danny DeVito, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Michae...

Writer/Director Sofia Coppola's acclaimed debut feature, based on Jeffrey Eugenides' novel, traces the tragic ends of five beautiful young sisters in... Read more

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

7.9/10
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Briana Shann, Hayley Squires, Dave Johns, Dylan McKiernan

British cinemas social realist enters his eighties with a second Palme d'Or to his name after the Cannes Jury this year awarded his feisty new film... Read more

Elephant (2003)

7.2/10
Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor

Inspired by the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, this stylish, understated drama from Gus Van Sant ("Drugstore Cowboy") depicts a day in the l... Read more

The Tree of Life (2011)

6.8/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, this complex and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition stars Brad Pitt as the patriarch of a M... Read more