Best Greek Films Ever Made

by JesusChristTheSecond | created - 04 Feb 2011 | updated - 18 Aug 2013 | Public

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1. Kynodontas (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 56,479 | Gross: $0.11M

one of these movies that it is best to know the least things possible before you see them

2. Istoria 52 (2008)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Love leads to madness when an unstable man falls for an unsuspecting woman in this thriller from Greece.

Director: Alexis Alexiou | Stars: Yorgos Kakanakis, Serafita Grigoriadou, Dafni Labroyanni, Orfeas Zafeiropoulos

Votes: 453

Sometimes your mind is the most dangerous place to be

3. PVC-1 (2007)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.

Director: Spiros Stathoulopoulos | Stars: Hugo Pereira, Daniel Páez, Michael SG, Alberto Sornoza

Votes: 805

Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism

4. O vasilias (2002)

130 min | Drama

8.1
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A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Marilita Lambropoulou, Minas Hatzisavvas, Babis Giotopoulos

Votes: 1,288

A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past

5. I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon (1999)

178 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be ... See full summary »

Director: Dimos Avdeliodis | Stars: Angeliki Malanti, Angelos Pantelaras, Takis Agoris, Yannis Tsoubariotis

Votes: 337

transmits that characteristic Greek tranquility and peace

6. Spirtokouto (2002)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Errikos Litsis, Eleni Kokkidou, Costas Xikominos, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 2,009

Spirtokouto (original title)

"Never before such realistic movie and dialogues heard in Greek cinema"

7. As perimenoun oi gynaikes! (1998)

87 min | Comedy

7.8
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End of July, and it's holiday time. Panos and Michalis are brothers-in-law from Thessaloniki and run a small business together. Brimming over with high spirits, they leave for Thasos to ... See full summary »

Director: Stavros Tsiolis | Stars: Yannis Zouganelis, Argyris Bakirtzis, Sakis Boulas, Angeliki Iliadi

Votes: 1,237

Great satire of the modern greek -tsifteteli, souvlaki, xavale- society given with a great political sense and fair doses of clever humour

8. Apontes (1996)

115 min | Drama

7.7
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The story follows the sporadic reunions of six friends during the seven year period of their integration into society. The reunions take place on their ancestral island, the setting of ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Nikos Georgakis, Yorgos Evgenikos, Vangelis Mourikis, Tasos Nousias

Votes: 384

The story follows the sporadic reunions of six friends during the seven year period of their integration into society

9. Taxidi sta Kythira (1984)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 1,583

powerful, "poetic" sequences of alienation and solitude

10. Glykia symmoria (1983)

154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Despina Tomazani, Dora Masklavanou, Takis Moschos, Takis Spiridakis

Votes: 987

probably one of the most beautiful gangland movies ever made

11. Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (1978)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?

Director: Nikos Panayotopoulos | Stars: Olga Karlatos, George Dialegmenos, Dimitris Poulikakos, Nikitas Tsakiroglou

Votes: 463

It's one not to miss, an unknown gem

12. Lola (1964)

104 min | Drama

7.8
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After three long and miserable years of incarceration, a betrayed man finally gets released from prison, thirsting for revenge and his only true love.

Director: Dinos Dimopoulos | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Nikos Kourkoulos, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Pantelis Zervos

Votes: 456

a man who is released after some years in jail and returns to the lion's den to reclaim the woman he loved

13. Never on Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Votes: 4,339

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving a prostitute he's infatuated with

14. The Ogre of Athens (1956)

103 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 1,240

A peaceful, frightened little man (Dinos Iliopoulos) is mistakenly identified as "the dragon"

15. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 1,974

The story of a young,wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down

16. Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Sperantza Vrana

Votes: 1,912

Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign