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Adjusted Score: 97956%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Filmmaker Lionel Rogosin turns his camera on the homeless "bums" who frequent New York City's Bowery area.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100589%
Critics Consensus: Audiences will need to tolerate a certain amount of narrative drift, but thanks to sensitive direction from Noah Baumbach and an endearing performance from Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha makes it easy to forgive.
Frances (Greta Gerwig) goes from apartment to apartment in Brooklyn as she looks for a job and a stable partner.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99181%
Critics Consensus: Led by energetic performances from Nicolas Cage and Cher, Moonstruck is an exuberantly funny tribute to love and one of the decade's most appealing comedies.
An Italian-American widow (Cher), engaged to a reticent suitor, falls in love with his brother (Nicolas Cage).... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99217%
Critics Consensus: A smart re-imagining of fairy tale tropes that's sure to delight children and adults, Enchanted features witty dialogue, sharp animation, and a star turn by Amy Adams.
Banished by an evil queen, a princess (Amy Adams) from a fairy-tale world lands in modern Manhattan, where music, magic... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100570%
Critics Consensus: Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.
Rival New York City gangs affect the love of a young man (Richard Beymer) and woman (Natalie Wood) from each... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101272%
Critics Consensus: One of Woody Allen's early classics, Manhattan combines modern, bittersweet humor and timeless romanticism with unerring grace.
A divorced TV writer (Woody Allen) with a teenage girlfriend (Mariel Hemingway) falls in love with the mistress (Diane Keaton)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100028%
Critics Consensus: Bubsy Berkeley does it again in 42nd Street, a brilliant depression-era romp with stellar musical numbers and impeccable choreography.
A Broadway producer (Warner Baxter) sends in the understudy (Ruby Keeler) when his show's star (Bebe Daniels) twists her ankle.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100362%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A would-be weird girl (Susan Berman) club-hops around New York trying to hustle her way into punk rock.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100575%
Critics Consensus: Influential noir director Jacques Tourneau infused this sexy, moody horror film with some sly commentary about the psychology and the taboos of desire.
A New York architect (Kent Smith) marries a Serbian artist (Simone Simon) who turns into a black panther when aroused.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100158%
Critics Consensus: Suffused with happiness and modest charm, Bill Cunningham New York offers a touching, gently humorous portrait of its subject without invading his jealously guarded privacy.
The New York Times photographer travels by bicycle on city streets to capture fashions.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101175%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
An office worker (Judy Garland) meets and marries a corporal (Robert Walker) on two-day leave in New York.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100784%
Critics Consensus: Framed by great work from director Sidney Lumet and fueled by a gripping performance from Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon offers a finely detailed snapshot of people in crisis with tension-soaked drama shaded in black humor.
A loser (Al Pacino) robs a Brooklyn bank with his stupid buddy (John Cazale) to pay for his lover's sex... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101566%
Critics Consensus: Smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic, Do the Right Thing is one of Spike Lee's most fully realized efforts -- and one of the most important films of the 1980s.
Spike Lee's account of erupting racial tensions on a summer afternoon in a predominantly black Brooklyn neighborhood.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102099%
Critics Consensus: Boasting an entertaining villain and deeper emotional focus, this is a nimble sequel that improves upon the original.
Tormented Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) battles a sinister scientist who uses mechanical tentacles for destructive purposes.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102487%
Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon.
Jor-El (Marlon Brando) of Krypton sends his baby to Earth, where he grows up as Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102464%
Critics Consensus: Mean Streets is a powerful tale of urban sin and guilt that marks Scorsese's arrival as an important cinematic voice and features electrifying performances from Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.
Small-time hoods (Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel) hang out in a bar and get into big trouble in New York's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 117722%
Critics Consensus: Lights up for In the Heights, a joyous celebration of heritage and community fueled by dazzling direction and singalong songs.
In Washington Heights, N.Y., a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102226%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen's hard-working, uphill-climbing Broadway talent agent is rendered memorably with equal parts absurdity and affection.
Borscht-belt comics recall a talent agent's (Woody Allen) escapades with a lounge singer's (Nick Apollo Forte) mistress (Mia Farrow).... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102686%
Critics Consensus: Paris Is Burning dives into '80s transgender subculture, with the understated camera allowing this world to flourish and the people to speak (and dance) for themselves.
Filmmaker Jennie Livingston shows New York clubs where gay men enter posing contests, called "voguing."... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102515%
Critics Consensus: A visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime drama offering far more than the usual genre thrills.
A bank robber stops at nothing to free his brother from prison, launching himself into a nightlong odyssey through New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106518%
Critics Consensus: Led by a career-best performance from Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a uniquely empowering heist drama with depth and intelligence to match its striking visual appeal.
Ramona shows Destiny how to finagle her way around the Wall Street clientele who frequent their strip club. But when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102265%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Two brothers (Hugh Hurd, Ben Carruthers) and a sister (Lelia Goldoni) live in fringe worlds in Manhattan.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102975%
Critics Consensus: Director Billy Wilder's customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humor, romance, and genuine pathos.
A corporate climber (Jack Lemmon), whose boss (Fred MacMurray) and others use his apartment for hanky-panky, aids a young woman... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103857%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly sweet and undeniably funny, Big is a showcase for Tom Hanks, who dives into his role and infuses it with charm and surprising poignancy.
A wishing machine turns a boy into a 35-year-old man (Tom Hanks) with a fun job and a girlfriend (Elizabeth... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104121%
Critics Consensus: An infectiously fun blend of special effects and comedy, with Bill Murray's hilarious deadpan performance leading a cast of great comic turns.
Armed with proton packs, four paranormal investigators (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis) battle mischievous ghouls in New York.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104275%
Critics Consensus: The Forty-Year-Old Version opens a compelling window into the ebbs and flows of the artist's life -- and announces writer-director-star Radha Blank as a major filmmaking talent with her feature debut.
A struggling New York City playwright finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102159%
Critics Consensus: Scriptwriter Paddy Chayefsky's solid dialogue is bolstered by strong performances from Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair in this appealingly low-key character study.
A lonely, heavy-set Bronx butcher (Ernest Borgnine), who lives with his mother, finds his soul mate in a shy schoolteacher... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105107%
Critics Consensus: Hard-hitting and stylish, GoodFellas is a gangster classic -- and arguably the high point of Martin Scorsese's career.
In the 1950s an Irish-Italian hoodlum (Ray Liotta) joins the New York Mafia, but his mob career is not what... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104757%
Critics Consensus: A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon.
A pregnant woman's (Mia Farrow) husband (John Cassavetes) and their satanic neighbors want her baby to be the Antichrist.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103824%
Critics Consensus: Irrefutable proof that gentle sentimentalism can be the chief ingredient in a wonderful film, Miracle on 34th Street delivers a warm holiday message without resorting to treacle.
An adwoman's (Maureen O'Hara) lawyer boyfriend (John Payne) tries to prove that Macy's Santa Claus (Edmund Gwenn) is the real... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104790%
Critics Consensus: Breezy, thrilling, and quite funny, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three sees Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw pitted against each other in effortlessly high form.
Four men hijack a crowded subway train and threaten to murder one hostage for every minute the ransom demand is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105942%
Critics Consensus: Filled with poignant performances and devastating humor, Annie Hall represents a quantum leap for Woody Allen and remains an American classic.
A New York comedian (Woody Allen) recalls his lost love, a kooky singer (Diane Keaton) with a style all her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105732%
Critics Consensus: Sweet Smell of Success boasts a top-notch cast, sharp direction, atmospheric cinematography, and an appropriately jazzy score, making it one of the best noir crime thrillers ever made.
An all-powerful New York gossip columnist (Burt Lancaster) gives a press agent (Tony Curtis) some dirty work.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108867%
Critics Consensus: A thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.
A washed-up actor (Michael Keaton), whose previous claim to fame was his portrayal of a popular superhero, attempts to recapture... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109704%
Critics Consensus: Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material.
A charismatic jeweler makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106550%
Critics Consensus: James Marsh's doc about artist Phililppe Petit's artful caper brings you every ounce of suspense that can be wrung from a man on a (suspended) wire.
Frenchman Philippe Petit makes an illegal high-wire walk across the World Trade Center.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 114082%
Critics Consensus: Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.
Sitting in a wheelchair, his leg in a cast, a photographer (James Stewart) spies on courtyard neighbors and sees a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 107581%
Critics Consensus: A must-see film for movie lovers, this Martin Scorsese masterpiece is as hard-hitting as it is compelling, with Robert De Niro at his best.
A disturbed New York cabby (Robert De Niro) befriends a teenage hooker (Jodie Foster) and frees her from her pimp.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108103%
Critics Consensus: Realistic, fast-paced and uncommonly smart, The French Connection is bolstered by stellar performances by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, not to mention William Friedkin's thrilling production.
New York Detective "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner (Roy Scheider) chase a French heroin smuggler.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109004%
Critics Consensus: Brooklyn buttresses outstanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen with a rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it satisfies the mind.
An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation... [More]
Adjusted Score: 110718%
Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building.
Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, high school student Peter Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109730%
Critics Consensus: Drawing on strong performances by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Francis Ford Coppola's continuation of Mario Puzo's Mafia saga set new standards for sequels that have yet to be matched or broken.
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) rules his father's criminal empire, while flashbacks recall young Vito's (Robert De Niro) climb to power.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 110242%
Critics Consensus: King Kong explores the soul of a monster -- making audiences scream and cry throughout the film -- in large part due to Kong's breakthrough special effects.
Shipped from mysterious Skull Island for display in the United States, a gigantic ape escapes from his bonds and carries... [More]
Adjusted Score: 113422%
Critics Consensus: A film as beautiful to contemplate as it is to behold, Soul proves Pixar's power to deliver outstanding all-ages entertainment remains undimmed.
Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz... [More]
Adjusted Score: 113903%
Critics Consensus: If Beale Street Could Talk honors its source material with a beautifully filmed adaptation that finds director Barry Jenkins further strengthening his visual and narrative craft.
After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 112702%
Critics Consensus: With his electrifying performance in Elia Kazan's thought-provoking, expertly constructed melodrama, Marlon Brando redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape.
A conscience-stricken ex-boxer (Marlon Brando) stands up to a corrupt union boss after unwittingly participating in a fellow longshoreman's murder.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 113473%
Critics Consensus: Deftly directed and laced with dark wit, Can You Ever Forgive Me? proves a compelling showcase for deeply affecting work from Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy.
Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 116329%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and devastatingly funny, All About Eve is a Hollywood classic that only improves with age.
A Broadway star (Bette Davis) takes a young and seemingly naive aspiring actress (Anne Baxter) under her wing.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 118126%
Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.
Bitten by a radioactive spider, teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into Spider-Man. He must now... [More]
Adjusted Score: 116620%
Critics Consensus: One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, The Godfather gets everything right; not only did the movie transcend expectations, it established new benchmarks for American cinema.
Crime boss Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) and his sons (Al Pacino, James Caan) rule their New York empire with Mafia... [More]
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