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1. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

Votes: 45,796 | Gross: $2.02M

2. Calamari Union (1985)

80 min | Comedy

7.2
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An exodus to a better life in Eira

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Timo Eränkö, Kari Heiskanen, Asmo Hurula, Sakke Järvenpää

Votes: 2,470

3. Kauas pilvet karkaavat (1996)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Elina Salo, Sakari Kuosmanen

Votes: 5,548

4. La Vie de Bohème (1992)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Evelyne Didi, André Wilms, Kari Väänänen

Votes: 3,814

5. Hobitit (1993– )

270 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure

6.7
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J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings told from the perspective of the hobbits.

Stars: Kari Väänänen, Bojan Baric, Teijo Eloranta, Sanna Fransman

Votes: 161

6. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

Votes: 5,687

7. Rikos ja rangaistus (1983)

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, set in modern Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Toikka, Aino Seppo, Esko Nikkari, Hannu Lauri

Votes: 1,600

8. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.7
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The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää, Jore Marjaranta

Votes: 1,125

9. Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994)

62 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpää, Kirsi Tykkyläinen, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 2,275

10. Ariel (1988)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.6
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A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpää, Eetu Hilkamo

Votes: 4,765

11. Shadows in Paradise (1986)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Esko Nikkari

Votes: 3,607

12. Rocky VI (1986)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.8
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Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV', in which Rocky takes on the monolithic Russian fighter Igor - and loses. ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Sakari Kuosmanen, Heinäsirkka, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 845

13. Hamlet liikemaailmassa (1987)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo

Votes: 1,460

14. Total Balalaika Show (1994)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.0
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää

Votes: 579

15. Zombie ja Kummitusjuna (1991)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Marjo Leinonen, Matti Pellonpää, Vieno Saaristo

Votes: 854

16. Arvottomat (1982)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives intertwining with each other.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Juuso Hirvikangas, Esko Nikkari

Votes: 913

17. Akseli ja Elina (1970)

137 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Aarno Sulkanen, Ulla Eklund, Risto Taulo, Anja Pohjola

Votes: 328

18. The Last Border - viimeisellä rajalla (1993)

105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.4
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One man's quest for revenge in a post-apocalyptic world

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Jolyon Baker, Jürgen Prochnow, Fanny Bastien, Kari Väänänen

Votes: 304

19. Hyvät herrat (1990–1996)

25 min | Comedy

6.7
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Sausage tycoon Johannes Paukku and his son-in-law "Tollo" Koskivuo, a prominent social democratic politician, invite various guest to a chat at a sauna. The various eccentric members of the... See full summary »

Stars: Matti Tuominen, Eero Melasniemi, Anja Pohjola, Billy Carson

Votes: 65

20. Iron Horsemen (1994)

84 min | Action, Comedy

4.8
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While fleeing througout northern California from a 60s biker gang, Bad Trip - an outcast cyclist - has a variety of encounters.

Director: Gilles Charmant | Stars: Dominic Gould, Laura Favali, Kari Väänänen, Nicky Tesco

Votes: 109

21. Leningrad Cowboys: Those Were the Days (1992)

5 min | Short, Music

6.6
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Paris, 1994, night: as the Leningrad Cowboys sing "Those were the days," a solitary man leading a donkey is turned away at a restaurant door. He and the beast walk down to La Maison du Vin ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Mato Valtonen, Kirsi Tykkyläinen, Mauri Sumén

Votes: 301

22. The Boys (1962)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A group of mischievous Finnish boys experience the ups and downs of life during World War 2.

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Pentti Tarkiainen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Uti Saurio, Hannu Vironmäki

Votes: 734

23. Likaiset kädet (1989 TV Movie)

68 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Sulevi Peltola, Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen, Kaija Pakarinen

Votes: 166

24. Valehtelija (1981)

53 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Talkative, hyperactive young drifter Ville Alfa goes around Helsinki, basically trying to borrow money from friends and strangers by means of an incessant delivery of quirky and snappy quasi-intellectual lines and fabricated excuses.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Aki Kaurismäki, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Juuso Hirvikangas, Lars Lindberg

Votes: 469

25. Kadunlakaisijat (1991)

80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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Director: Olli Soinio | Stars: Soli Labbart, Kari Sorvali, Mikko Kivinen, Erkki Pajala

Votes: 320

26. Räpsy & Dolly eli Pariisi odottaa (1990)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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Räpsy is a loser who tries to take advantage other losers.

Director: Matti Ijäs | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Raija Paalanen, Kari Väänänen, Pertti Sveholm

Votes: 152

27. Klaani: Tarina Sammakoitten suvusta (1984)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Halme, Minna Soisalo, Sakari Rouvinen, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 384

28. Juice Leskinen & Grand Slam: Bluesia Pieksämäen asemalla (2013)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.2
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Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Juice Leskinen, Antti Tammilehto, Vesa Sytelä, Ila Louenranta

Votes: 68

29. Ruusun aika (1990–1991)

25 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Jukka Puotila, Paavo Westerberg, Pauliina Sykkö, Riitta Räty

Votes: 90

30. Cha Cha Cha (1989)

91 min | Comedy

6.2
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Classic lifestyle swaps to get the inheritance, via (kick) alcoholism with classic Finnish angst lifestyle take. Note: Very (very) marginal dance reference.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Sanna Fransman, Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Siiri Nordin

Votes: 219

31. Pedon merkki (1981)

120 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Follows several Finnish officers and soldiers during World War II, mainly in the Finnish headquarters.

Director: Jaakko Pakkasvirta | Stars: Esko Salminen, Irina Milan, Tom Wentzel, Hannu Lauri

Votes: 119

32. Shit Happens (1992)

8 min | Short

5.9
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Director: Gilles Charmant | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Dominic Gould, Kari Pulkkinen, Aki Kaurismäki

Votes: 12

33. Jackpot 2 (1982)

35 min | Sci-Fi, Short

5.4
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Three young people, two boys and a girl, meet on a Friday evening in an urban post-disaster setting which has brought Helsinki to ruins. The boys' sole purpose of life is to play a Flip-Flop pinball machine.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Tiina Bergström, Asmo Hurula, Elina Kivihalme, Eero Manner

Votes: 200

34. ... Ja sinusta tulee pelle (1985)

18 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Julia reluctantly ends up babysitting her little brother while their mother goes shopping. Escaping to her imaginary world, Julia has a real horse and her brother is a circus clown. They also travel around the world, on land and on sea.

Director: Camilla Mickwitz | Stars: Vilma Melasniemi, Tanja Mickwitz, Marjut Helminen, Marina Motaleff

35. Viemäri-tv (1989– )

Comedy

5.5
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Stars: Sanna Fransman, Heli Sutela, Kari Väänänen, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 10

36. Macbeth (II) (1987)

70 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Pauli Pentti | Stars: Mato Valtonen, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Antti Litja, Pertti Sveholm

Votes: 30

37. Konstan pylkkerö (1994– )

30 min

6.6
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Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Matti Pellonpää, Ritva Oksanen, Jyrki Kallonen

Votes: 22

38. Huhtikuu on kuukausista julmin (1983)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Director: Anssi Mänttäri | Stars: Antti Litja, Marianne Anttila, Markku Toikka, Paavo Piskonen

Votes: 39

39. Paperitähti (1989)

91 min | Drama

5.9
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Anna Kelanen is an ex-model, who just has been released from prison. She thinks back on her life, when she was a rather successful model, and on the things that went wrong.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Tiina Björkman, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Soli Labbart, Hannu Lauri

Votes: 142

40. Sutki (1993 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.0
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Director: Kari Väänänen | Stars: Vesa Vierikko, Esko Varonen, Matti Pellonpää, Ari Patjas

Votes: 31

41. Kuningas lähtee Ranskaan (1986)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, History

4.9
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Director: Anssi Mänttäri | Stars: Paavo Piskonen, Harri Nikkonen, Susanna Haavisto, Riitta Havukainen

Votes: 23

42. Lentsu (1990– )

180 min | Comedy

6.6
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A particularily virulent influenza virus wreaks havoc on Finnish everyday people. Based on a novel by the well-known Finnish humorist and satire-writer Veikko Huovinen.

Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Antti Litja, Kirsti Kemppainen, Esko Nikkari

Votes: 83

43. Kiljusen herrasväen uudet seikkailut (1990)

89 min | Comedy

4.6
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Director: Matti Kuortti | Stars: Jukka Sipilä, Miitta Sorvali, Henri Paasivirta, Gary White

Votes: 82

44. Viimeinen savotta (1977)

128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The life and death of Vikke Nilo, a lumberjack from the good old times.

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Jyrki Kovaleff, Olavi Ahonen, Leni Katajakoski, Torsti Kovaleff

Votes: 56

45. Kaurismäki & Kaurismäki (1994 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary

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Director: Alexander Bohr | Stars: Aki Kaurismäki, Mika Kaurismäki, Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpää

46. Annan ja Vasilin rakkaus (1988– )

330 min

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Stars: Marja-Liisa Remes, Ari Savinen, Svante Martin, Mikael Kerimov

47. Yöjuttu: Merkitty (1984 TV Movie)

48 min | Horror

6.1
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After a suicide attempt, a woman finds herself haunted by a ghostly figure.

Director: Ismo Sajakorpi | Stars: Satu Silvo, Eero Melasniemi, Georg Dolivo, Martin Lehtinen

Votes: 55

48. Hittimittari (1984–1988)

Music

6.0
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Stars: Timo T.A. Mikkonen, Mikko Alatalo, Pave Maijanen, Sig

Votes: 7

49. Kivisydän (1984– )

177 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A story of two friends, Rafa and Pena, who try to succeed in the Finnish music business during the 1960s.

Stars: Kari Sorvali, Vesa Vierikko, Matti Pellonpää, Martti Tschokkinen

Votes: 16

50. Viimeiset rotannahat (1985)

67 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Middle aged - estranged from 'tongue' less (?) wife - man in white suit wanders around town, seducing (raping unsuspecting?!) women = Finnish philosophy on life, style.

Director: Anssi Mänttäri | Stars: Kauko Laurikainen, Sarina Röhr, Anssi Mänttäri, Taina Saikkonen

Votes: 36