Films to watch this year

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1. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969)

Not Rated | 115 min

6.4
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Ghosts! Cine-recordings of the vivacious doings of persons long dead. Preservation of their memory ceases at the edges of the frame.

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 161

2. Film ist a Girl & a Gun (2009)

93 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.5
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Fragments of several (mostly) silent films are shown. They're guided by quotes from, among others, Plato and Sappho and a soundtrack.

Director: Gustav Deutsch

Votes: 148

3. U samogo sinego morya (1936)

71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Yussuf and Aliosha are two shipwrecked sailors on an island in the Caspian Sea. They start working as sailor and mechanic for the fishing boats of the "Lights of the Communism" kolkhoz. ... See full summary »

Directors: Boris Barnet, S. Mardanin | Stars: Alexei Dolinin, Sergey Komarov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Yelena Kuzmina

Votes: 686

4. Giorgobistve (1966)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Gogi Kharabadze, Marina Kartsivadze, Aleksandre Omiadze

Votes: 567

5. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 6,112

6. Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (1970)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Gela Kandelaki, Gogi Chkheidze, Jansug Kakhidze, Irine Jandieri

Votes: 725

7. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)

97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Ivan Mykolaichuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, Spartak Bagashvili

Votes: 4,628

8. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 8,298

9. Out 1, noli me tangere (1971)

Not Rated | 729 min | Drama

8.1
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87 Metascore

"Out 1" is a very precise picture of post May 1968 malaise - when Utopian dreams of a new society had crashed and burned, radical terrorism was starting to emerge in unlikely places and a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman | Stars: Michèle Moretti, Hermine Karagheuz, Karen Puig, Pierre Baillot

Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.03M

10. Merry-Go-Round (1956)

90 min | Romance, Drama

8.0
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In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Imre Soós, Ádám Szirtes, Béla Barsi

Votes: 915

11. L'amour fou (1969)

252 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Josée Destoop, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 462

12. Le Pont du Nord (1981)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Young unhinged female ex-con with a motorcycle helps a sickly young homeless woman in red discover what the map of Paris she took from her gangster boyfriend leads to.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Pascale Ogier, Pierre Clémenti, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Up, Down, Fragile (1995)

169 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

7.5
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Adventures of three young women in a hot and lazy Paris in summer.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Marianne Denicourt, Nathalie Richard, Laurence Côte, André Marcon

Votes: 418

14. L'enfant secret (1979)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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Four chapters based on the birth of a 'secret child', or a film, with chapter titles: "La séction Césarienne" (Caesarian section: a descriptive detail introducing the mother); "Le dernier ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Henri de Maublanc, Xuan Lindenmeyer, Cécile Le Bailly

Votes: 239

15. Liberté, la nuit (1984)

82 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In the mist of the Algerian events, a man finds a fugitive happiness beside a local woman.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Maurice Garrel, Christine Boisson, László Szabó

Votes: 151

16. The Inner Scar (1972)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.2
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A composition of symbolic, surreal and almost mystic images.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Nico, Philippe Garrel, Christian Päffgen, Daniel Pommereulle

Votes: 423

17. Marie pour mémoire (1967)

74 min | Drama

6.9
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Parallel lives of two couples destined to suicide, one, and unhappiness, the other.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Zouzou, Didier Léon, Nicole Laguigner, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 53

18. 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: 2,284

19. La concentration (1968)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Zouzou

Votes: 17

20. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)

62 min | Drama

7.2
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A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Yuki Tominaga, Kakuko Chino, Yûko Mochizuki

Votes: 355

21. 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: 1,608

22. Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

Votes: 460

23. Boy (1969)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe, Tsuyoshi Kinoshita

Votes: 1,089

24. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968)

GP | 173 min | Drama

7.8
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An engineer from Tokyo arrives on a drought-ridden tropical island to drill a well to power a nearby sugar mill. He meets the inbred Futori family, hated by the locals for breaking religious customs.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Kazuo Kitamura, Hideko Okiyama

Votes: 937

25. Antonio das Mortes (1969)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Odete Lara, Othon Bastos, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 1,277

26. Seishun no satsujinsha (1976)

132 min | Drama

7.0
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Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Mieko Harada, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 163

27. Deux de la Vague (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

6.7
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59 Metascore

Two in the Wave is the story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; Francois Truffaut two years later. Love of movies brings them together. They write in the same magazines, ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Laurent | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 715 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Aurora (I) (2010)

181 min | Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,317

29. Somewhere (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Erin Wasson

Votes: 38,529 | Gross: $1.77M

30. Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 26,355 | Gross: $1.26M

31. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 75,681 | Gross: $5.10M

32. Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 10,576 | Gross: $0.18M

33. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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58 Metascore

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones

Votes: 8,559 | Gross: $0.23M

34. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 25,139 | Gross: $3.21M

35. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke

Votes: 31,783 | Gross: $0.27M

36. Cyrus (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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74 Metascore

John and Molly, a divorced middle aged man and a single mother meet at a friends party and start up a small relationship, all John has to do now is meet Molly's son... Cyrus

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener

Votes: 31,549 | Gross: $7.46M

37. Life During Wartime (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 6,023 | Gross: $0.28M

38. And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

A look at the art of Spalding Gray who drew from real life experience to create a compelling and deeply personal series of monologues.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Star: Spalding Gray

Votes: 909 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Visage (2009)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.9
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Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 697

40. The Trotsky (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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59 Metascore

A Montreal high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky starts a revolution against apathy among his fellow students.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Liane Balaban, Jay Baruchel, Taylor Baruchel, Dan Beirne

Votes: 5,191

41. Please Give (2010)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener

Votes: 10,302 | Gross: $4.03M

42. Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

6.1
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Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Marina Foïs, Marie-Christine Barrault, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 727

43. Keeping Busy (1969)

68 min

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Director: Michel Auder | Stars: Viva, Louis Waldon

44. Heartbeats (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval

Votes: 22,034 | Gross: $0.06M

45. La belle endormie (2010 TV Movie)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

5.7
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69 Metascore

A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kerian Mayan, David Chausse

Votes: 608 | Gross: $0.03M

46. Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria (2006)

104 min | Drama

6.4
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In this minimalist take on Cervantes' Don Quixote story, there are no windmills - only wind, trees, grass and sunlight. It is a soulful study of two lone figures against an unspoiled landscape.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Lluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat, Jaume Badia, Glynn Bruce

Votes: 515

47. The Book of Life (1998)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, PJ Harvey, Dave Simonds, Thomas Jay Ryan

Votes: 1,702

48. Dong (1998)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.6
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While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kuei-Mei Yang, Kang-sheng Lee, Tien Miao, Hui-Chin Lin

Votes: 2,810

49. Kings of the Road (1976)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama

8.0
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A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 3,813

50. Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (2001)

PG-13 | 154 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Sergio Castellitto, Marianne Basler, Hélène de Fougerolles

Votes: 2,152 | Gross: $0.91M

51. Tout Va Bien (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin

Votes: 2,564

52. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 9,473

53. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert

Votes: 3,118

54. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

Votes: 13,548 | Gross: $0.04M

55. Les amants réguliers (2005)

183 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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76 Metascore

1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Eric Rulliat

Votes: 2,365

56. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

85 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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74 Metascore

A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials. Arthur's knights, far from being heroic, are conniving ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

Votes: 2,793

57. The Devil, Probably (1977)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.3
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Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano

Votes: 2,635 | Gross: $0.03M

58. Mouchette (1967)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

7.8
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Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette remains silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes. One ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert

Votes: 8,031

59. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Votes: 7,533

60. Gertrud (1964)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Baard Owe

Votes: 4,421

61. Ordet (1955)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Hanne Aagesen

Votes: 11,074

62. Straw Dogs (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 49,109

63. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,720 | Gross: $0.03M

64. Sud pralad (2004)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom, Sirivech Jareonchon

Votes: 3,948

65. Ni na bian ji dian (2001)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao

Votes: 3,884 | Gross: $0.19M

66. Le Bonheur (1965)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Olivier Drouot, Sandrine Drouot

Votes: 2,829

67. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

Votes: 22,326 | Gross: $0.09M

68. 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: 4,776

69. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanck

Votes: 9,452

70. Faces (I) (1968)

R | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 7,656

71. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

7.9
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 9,599

72. La captive (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Liliane Rovère

Votes: 1,162

73. Wrong Move (1975)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Christian Blech, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 2,003

74. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980– )

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 3,316

75. Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Lou Castel, Eddie Constantine, Marquard Bohm, Hanna Schygulla

Votes: 1,625

76. Lola (1981)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs

Votes: 4,168

77. La carrière de Suzanne (1963)

Not Rated | 54 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Catherine Sée, Philippe Beuzen, Christian Charrière, Diane Wilkinson

Votes: 2,222

78. Veronika Voss (1982)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess, Annemarie Düringer

Votes: 4,911

79. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 4,868

80. My Night at Maud's (1969)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Votes: 7,878

81. Claire's Knee (1970)

GP | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Béatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan

Votes: 6,647

82. L'Eclisse (1962)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 13,401

83. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 13,439 | Gross: $0.04M

84. Il Posto (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel

Votes: 3,326 | Gross: $0.01M

85. I Fidanzati (1963)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

7.8
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In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Anna Canzi, Carlo Cabrini

Votes: 1,332

86. Tanin no kao (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

Votes: 5,249

87. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.5
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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 8,252

88. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 3,910

89. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 4,582

90. Bad Timing (1980)

X | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an Inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 6,420

91. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi, Richard Beymer

Votes: 1,959

92. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 19,052

93. El cant dels ocells (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.3
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Three wise men embark on a journey to see the newborn Jesus Christ.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Lluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat Batlle, Lluís Serrat, Montse Triola

Votes: 421

94. The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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"Neues Kino movie" about life in the circus dome narrated in Brechtian spirit; deceptively illusionist grip is broken violently by aloofness and sweeping subjective tracking shots.

Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Hannelore Hoger, Sigi Graue, Alfred Edel, Bernd Höltz

Votes: 286

95. Der starke Ferdinand (1976)

97 min | Drama

7.1
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The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Vérénice Rudolph, Joachim Hackethal, Gert Günther Hoffmann

Votes: 124

96. The 13th Letter (1951)

85 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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Respectable citizens receive anonymous letters revealing their adulterous relationships.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Linda Darnell, Charles Boyer, Michael Rennie, Constance Smith

Votes: 248

97. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 2,489 | Gross: $0.09M

98. The Prowler (1951)

92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.3
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Votes: 2,146

99. They Live by Night (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 5,279

100. Pursued (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,224