Documentary • PG-13 • 1994 • 2 hr 54 min
Extremely impressive doc. Even if you don’t care about sports, the universal human experience is captured so perfectly on film here.
Fair warning, this movie is long, but it’s worth it.
It's not just a basketball doc, it's a microcosm of socio-ecconomic conditions as they exist in the USA, seen through the lens of basketball
A sad commentary on inner city culture where the only ambition for a successful life are hoops. Well done but consider the dark side.
One of the greatest documentaries I've seen, full of more drama than any fiction film could hope for.
A fantastic documentary chronicling the journey of two teens from broken homes following their basketball dreams — worth the watch
A moving documentary about chasing dreams, while highlighting socioeconomic society gaps and the ruthless American education system.
Excellent documentary drama, superb and must see
Hoop Dreams, is not only a documentary. It is also poetry and prose, muckraking and expose, journalism and polemic. R. Egbert.
One of the great docs. Shines a light on the struggle people face not only to get in the NBA but to deal with an unfair socioeconomic life
Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.
The surprising and entertaining life of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert (1942-2013): his early days as a freewheeling bachelor and Pulitzer Prize winner, his famously contentious partnership with Gene Siskel, his life-altering marriage, and his brave and transcendent battle with cancer.
In 1970s Hollywood, Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they join his neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin.
Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.
Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.
A few decades after the destruction of the Inca Empire, a Spanish expedition led by the infamous Aguirre leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon River in search of the lost city of El Dorado. When great difficulties arise, Aguirre’s men start to wonder whether their quest will lead them to prosperity or certain death.
Portland, Oregon, 1971. Bob Hughes is the charismatic leader of a peculiar quartet, formed by his wife, Dianne, and another couple, Rick and Nadine, who skillfully steal from drugstores and hospital medicine cabinets in order to appease their insatiable need for drugs. But neither fun nor luck last forever.