my favourite "maybe not so popular" movies

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1.
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
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This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed. (113 mins.)
 
2.
99 francs (2007)
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love. (100 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
3.
The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
4.
Flickering Lights (2000)
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Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him... (109 mins.)
 
5.
It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
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Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting... (110 mins.)
 
6.
The Bird People in China (1998)
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A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected. (118 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
7.
The Green Butchers (2003)
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Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop... (100 mins.)
 
8.
Eulogy (2004)
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A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Clancy
 
9.
Exiles (2004)
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Two French lovers, Zano and Naima, decided to travel to the land of their parents: Algeria. Their road trip gradually becomes a spiritual quest. (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
 
10.
Happy Accidents (2000)
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Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover... (110 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
11.
Looking for Eric (2009)
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Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona. (116 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
12.
My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
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Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s. (100 mins.)
 
13.
Polytechnique (2009)
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A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist. (77 mins.)
 
14.
Simon (2004)
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A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart. (102 mins.)
Director: Eddy Terstall
 
15.
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances. (120 mins.)
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
 
16.
The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
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The story of Alex, who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, Bai Dan, embarks on a journey in search of his real self. (105 mins.)
 
17.
Solino (2002)
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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino... (124 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
18.
Gone with the Woman (2007)
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A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her. (90 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
19.
A Film with Me in It (2008)
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A broke, jobless actor and a broke, jobless screenwriter set out to make a movie and then find that life starts imitating art. (89 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
 
20.
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
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When a man and woman flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. As they break from the party to a hotel room, the flirtation turns into a night filled with passion and remorse. (84 mins.)
Director: Hans Canosa
 
21.
In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)
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Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight. (90 mins.)
Director: Alex Holdridge
 
22.
Kebab Connection (2004)
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In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie... (96 mins.)
Director: Anno Saul
 
23.
Perrier's Bounty (2009)
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A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies. (88 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
 
24.
Just Another Love Story (2007)
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Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased. (100 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
25.
Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
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A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife. (105 mins.)
Director: John Turturro
 
26.
Elling (2001)
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When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet... (89 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
27.
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
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When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home. (104 mins.)
 
28.
The Man Who Copied (2003)
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André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her... (123 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
 
29.
Empties (2007)
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A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society. (104 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
 
30.
Máncora (2008)
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An adventure drama that tells the story of Santiago, a 22-year old from Lima. Following his father's suicide... (100 mins.)
 
31.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Two Escobars (2010)
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The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Silent Wedding (2008)
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In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding. (87 mins.)
Director: Horatiu Malaele
 
33.
Terribly Happy (2008)
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A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown. (99 mins.)
 
34.
Happy, Happy (2010)
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Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living... (85 mins.)
Director: Anne Sewitsky
 
35.
A Map for Saturday (2007 Documentary)
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On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term... (90 mins.)
 
36.
Dark Horse (2005)
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A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark. (109 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
 
37.
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. (116 mins.)