MyWay Movie List: The Better Ones From Around The World

by me-myway | created - 17 Feb 2011 | updated - 11 Feb 2016 | Public

Must watch movies. The ones put higher in the list are simply because of the virtue that they can be watched again and again. Other than this, the list doesn't make any attempt of ranking the movies.

For a more consolidated list see The Better, The Good And Not So Good Movies

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1. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

8.1
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Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa, Takeo Terashita

Votes: 1,773

2. Salt of the Earth (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,392

3. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 35,985 | Gross: $20.78M

4. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 254,119 | Gross: $0.27M

5. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.3
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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 10,414

6. Newsies (1992)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History

7.0
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46 Metascore

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Votes: 16,500 | Gross: $2.82M

7. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 108,649 | Gross: $0.33M

8. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 7,926

9. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 38,857 | Gross: $0.93M

10. Zamani barayé masti asbha (2000)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

7.7
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78 Metascore

Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 5,879 | Gross: $0.70M

11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,003

12. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.4
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 16,433 | Gross: $0.54M

13. Talaye sorkh (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri

Votes: 3,808 | Gross: $0.15M

14. Khomreh (1992)

86 min | Drama

7.2
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In the yard of an Iranian village school stands in the shade of a tree a large stoneware jar from which all the pupils drink fresh water. On an unfortunate day, the jar starts leaking. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Forouzesh | Stars: Behzad Khodaveisi, Fatemeh Azrah, Abbas Khavaninzadeh, Hassein Balai

Votes: 214

15. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Votes: 19,433

16. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 48,471 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)

100 min | Drama, War

7.4
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86 Metascore

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Shahab Ebrahimi, Faegh Mohamadi, Allah-Morad Rashtian, Rojan Hosseini

Votes: 1,196 | Gross: $0.14M

18. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 116,111

19. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 23,713 | Gross: $0.68M

20. Nimeh-ye penhan (2001)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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49 Metascore

An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes ... See full summary »

Director: Tahmineh Milani | Stars: Niki Karimi, Mohammad Nikbin, Atila Pesiani, Soghra Obeisi

Votes: 679

21. Charandas Chor (1975)

156 min | Drama

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Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Babu, Fida Bai, Kemal Kar, Madan Lal

Votes: 35

22. Jana Aranya (1976)

131 min | Drama

8.3
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A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pradip Mukherjee, Rafiq Ahmed, S. Bagchi, Ajit Banerjee

Votes: 922

23. Ayneh (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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When a young girl becomes lost in the hustle and bustle of Tehran, her journey turns into a dazzling exercise on the nature of film itself. In this ingenious and daringly original feature, ... See full summary »

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi, Naser Omuni

Votes: 1,993 | Gross: $0.04M

24. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 5,335 | Gross: $0.47M

25. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 69,880 | Gross: $4.04M

26. Jean de Florette (1986)

PG | 120 min | Drama

8.1
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu

Votes: 21,104 | Gross: $4.94M

27. Le mani sulla città (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale

Votes: 1,879

28. Aakrosh (1980)

144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Om Puri

Votes: 565

29. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

122 min | Drama

8.4
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After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Deepa Sahi

Votes: 853

30. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)

Drama

8.3
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One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Deepak Kejriwal, Amitabh Srivastava, Pankaj Kapur, S.M. Zaheer

Votes: 1,126

The original 12 Angry Men (1957) could have been here instead. But this one is a really good remake, and is in Hindi.

31. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 3,622

32. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,351

33. Modern Times (1936)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 164,862 | Gross: $0.16M

34. Kuroi ame (1989)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

8.0
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 2,451

35. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Votes: 13,651 | Gross: $5.25M

36. Pushpak (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L.

Votes: 2,689

37. Kattradhu Thamizh (2007)

147 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A young post-graduate faces difficulties with finding employment, and struggles against social inequalities.

Director: Ram | Stars: Jiiva, Anjali, Karunas, Azhagam Perumal

Votes: 1,572