Best european films of each year.by vlad_smirnov88 | created - 07 Jun 2011 | updated - 07 Jun 2011 | Public
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1. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 55,691 | Gross: $3.29M
2. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 118,298 | Gross: $12.57M
3. Easy Virtue (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Votes: 17,942 | Gross: $2.66M
4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Votes: 94,981 | Gross: $5.99M
5. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 292,219 | Gross: $11.29M
6. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Votes: 181,627 | Gross: $23.09M
7. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Votes: 435,511 | Gross: $13.54M
8. Dogville (2003)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.
Votes: 117,579 | Gross: $1.53M
9. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 572,601 | Gross: $32.57M
10. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 599,194 | Gross: $33.23M
11. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
Votes: 86,761 | Gross: $4.18M
12. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 75,895 | Gross: $8.26M
13. Run Lola Run (1998)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
Votes: 171,294 | Gross: $7.27M
14. Brother (1997)
99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.
15. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
Votes: 53,242 | Gross: $4.04M
16. Underground (1995)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.
17. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 827,243 | Gross: $19.50M
18. Window to Paris (1993)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $0.26M
19. Howards End (1992)
PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Votes: 23,489 | Gross: $25.97M
20. Europa (1991)
R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.
Votes: 17,122 | Gross: $1.01M
21. The Match Factory Girl (1990)
68 min | Drama, Comedy
A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.
22. My Left Foot (1989)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
Votes: 55,881 | Gross: $14.74M