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1. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 25,674 | Gross: $0.56M

2. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Mikhail Kaufman, Elizaveta Svilova

Votes: 23,303

3. In the Last Days of the City (2016)

118 min | Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker in Cairo is having difficulty finishing his film, so his friends send him footage from the cities they live in: Baghdad, Beirut, and Berlin.

Director: Tamer El Said | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Mariam Saleh Saad

Votes: 490

4. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

7.6
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This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Director: Walter Ruttmann | Star: Paul von Hindenburg

Votes: 4,117

5. À Propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.4
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,969

6. Dark City Beneath the Beat (2020)

65 min | Documentary

6.6
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Musical documentary reimagines the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close-knit community for the arts through its homegrown sound, Baltimore club music.

Director: TT The Artist | Stars: Michael Antonio Hunter, Jimmy Pope, Terry Wedington

Votes: 114

7. I Am Belfast (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.7
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A visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Rosie McKee, Maud Bell, Helena Bereen

Votes: 317

8. London (1994)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Stars: Paul Scofield, John Major, Norma Major, Dennis Skinner

Votes: 552

9. Manhatta (1921)

Not Rated | 11 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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This groundbreaking silent documentary captures the beauty and majesty of the New York City in its streets, skyscrapers, bridges, rail yards and harbors.

Directors: Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand

Votes: 1,417

10. I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

6.2
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I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 2,322

11. Rain (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,606

12. Nothing But Time (1926)

45 min | Documentary

7.1
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was).

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Blanche Bernis, Nina Chousvalowa, Philippe Hériat, Clifford McLaglen

Votes: 470

13. São Paulo, a Metropolitan Symphony (1929)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary about the city of São Paulo, Brazil, having as model and inspiration the previous Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt (1927).

Directors: Adalberto Kemeny, Rudolf Rex Lustig

Votes: 74

14. Counting (2015)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary

6.0
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79 Metascore

Fifteen distinct but interconnected chapters, shot in locations from Russia to New York City to Istanbul. Together, these build to a reckoning at the intersection of city symphony, diary, ... See full summary »

Director: Jem Cohen

Votes: 147

15. Disorder (2009)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, News

7.5
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Footage collected from a dozen amateur videographers woven into a unique city symphony of social dysfunction.

Director: Weikai Huang

Votes: 158

16. Rhythm of a City (1947)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A short impression of Stockholm.

Director: Arne Sucksdorff | Star: Mats Björne

Votes: 113

17. Panorama (I) (2020)

17 min | Short

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Panorama documents everyday struggles and livelihood practices of workers and their privileged counterparts in the city of Ankara by presenting panoramic fragments of the urban processes of production and consumption.

Directors: Caglar Avci, Ufuk Gürbüzdal | Stars: Nihat Demir, Meriç Gürbüzdal

18. Documentary (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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What is a documentary? What are our expectations and assumptions? Taking its cue from the 'city-symphony' genre, 'Documentary' voyeuristically explores the dominant concerns of documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Grimshaw | Star: Chloe White

19. A Journey (II) (2017)

G | 72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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A cinematic journey through the world

Director: José Peña Coto | Star: José Peña Coto

Votes: 11

20. Square Times (1967)

7 min | Short

6.4
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A Saturday night on 42nd Street, from dusk to dawn: the glamour, the garbage, the hot dogs, the movies, the sex and the violence in the air.

Director: Rudy Burckhardt

Votes: 7

21. Symphony of the Heaven City (2004)

59 min | Documentary

6.2
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he film is devoted to Shanghai, the cultural and industrial capital of East Asia. Shanghai's prosperity began in the first few decades of the twentieth century when the biggest world powers... See full summary »

Director: Lordan Zafranovic

Votes: 5

22. Berlin Symphony (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Thomas Schadt

Votes: 138

23. Glimpses of Athens - A City Symphony (2006)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Gorgichief Von Della Spanivlof

24. Sarajevo: City Symphony (2012)

33 min | Short

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Sarajevo: City Symphony is an audio visual performance and experimental documentary inspired by the City of Sarajevo and its people who lived and who live in this amazing historical place.

Director: Zlatko Cosic

25. Steklyannyy glaz (1929)

48 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Archive footage from the 1920s juxtaposed against a film-within-a-film parodying the melodramatic excesses of popular cinema of the day.

Directors: Lilya Brik, Vitaliy Zhemchuzhniy | Stars: Anatoli Golovnya, Veronika Polonskaya, Nikolai Prozorovsky

Votes: 7

26. Bucharestless (2011)

93 min | Documentary

8.2
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BUCHARESTLESS is a city-vérité conceptual movie shot in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. With an outside-the-box cinematic perspective, a full-encompassing soundtrack, a sequential ... See full summary »

Director: George Dorobantu

Votes: 21

27. Rhythm of a Big City (1948)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Technicolor profile of New York City, as it appeared in 1947.

Director: Carl Dudley | Star: Marvin Miller

28. The Eye Enters Life (2012)

13 min | Short

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The Eye Enters Life re-imagines the city symphony in a modern capacity. Using footage shot across five continents, we were driven to ask: what would modern urban spaces look like next to ... See full summary »

Directors: Max Brumby, Sarah Klotz, Hannah McCarthy

29. Next Week in Bologna (2016)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

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Next Week in Bologna is a tongue-in-cheek nod to Italian Neo-Realism, shot in Rob Nilsson's Direct Action style. A pickpocket cinema projectionist in Bologna, Italy, narrates three ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Nilsson | Stars: Ben Andrews, Prithvi Chahal, Yong Joo Hyeon, Nikita Morare

30. A City Symphony Underground (2010 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Be swept up on a magical journey on the New York City Subway, never knowing what you will see next. This musical 'tone poem' uses archival and present day scenes to create a movable feast ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Stratton | Star: Natalia Paruz

31. New Olde Town, a World Turned Upside Down: A Williamsburg City Symphony (2012)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Made in the silent-era avant garde tradition of the City Symphony documentary, this film updates and challenges the conventions of the 'city' symphony by taking as its subject Williamsburg,... See full summary »

Directors: Pratyush Dubey, Elizabeth Pelletier

32. Yerushalaim (1993)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Dan Geva

33. Jerusalem, the Adulterous Wife (2008)

8 min | Short

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The film Jerusalem, the adulterous wife is an urban symphony on Jerusalem , inspired on the text of Ezekiel 16 of the same name. The city's actual complex relation to politics and religion ... See full summary »

Director: Matthias De Groof | Star: McTranslation

34. EstereoEnsaios São Paulo (2018)

45 min | Documentary

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Stereo Essays São Paulo is a film-essay that revives the spirit of the City Symphony films of the silent era in digital stereographic context of the 21th century. Composed as a musical ... See full summary »

Director: Jane de Almeida

35. Xela 2013 (2020)

4 min | Short

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A look at the state of the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in the year 2013.

Director: Chris DePretis

36. À propos de la Grèce (1985)

85 min | Documentary

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Avantgarde cult figure Gérard Courant films the beauty of Greece in his own, remarkable way, recalling the atmosphere of the early city symphony films.

Director: Gérard Courant | Stars: Gérard Courant, Costa Khoukhani, Karbîm Khoukhani, Popi Khoukhani



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