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1. Osama (2003)
PG-13 | 83 min | Drama
After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.
Votes: 7,991 | Gross: $1.13M
2. Slogans (2001)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Andre starts as a teacher in a remote mountain village in Albania. His first task is to choose one of two communist slogans. He picks the shorter one, which is appreciated by his class, ... See full summary »
3. Rachida (2002)
100 min | Drama
A look at terrorism in Algeria through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts.
4. Na Cidade Vazia (2004)
90 min | Drama
A group of children, fleeing the war, is taken to Luanda accompanied by a nun. When they reach the aeroplane, 12-year-old N'Dala decides to leave the group and to reconnoitre the city. The ... See full summary »
5. A Place in the World (1992)
PG | 120 min | Drama
Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »
Votes: 1,963 | Gross: $0.10M
6. Vodka Lemon (2003)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,741 | Gross: $0.06M
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Votes: 24,954 | Gross: $6.17M
8. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
Votes: 39,402 | Gross: $5.48M
9. Nabat (2014)
105 min | Drama, War
An elderly couple confront the ravages of war in their poverty-stricken village.
10. Matir moina (2002)
95 min | Drama, History
A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
11. Fortress of War (2010)
138 min | Action, Drama, History
A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.
12. The Cup (1999)
G | 93 min | Comedy, Sport
While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $1.07M
13. The Music Teacher (1988)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Music
Aging opera singer Joachim Dallayrac retires from the stage and retreats to the countryside to school two young singers, Sophie and Jean. Although the rigorous training takes its toll on ... See full summary »
Votes: 761 | Gross: $1.09M
14. Stranded N Dangriga (2013)
PG-13 | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A drum teacher is forced to face his insecurities when he must choose between his marriage, and the chance of a lifetime.
15. Africa paradis (2006)
86 min | Sci-Fi
16. Blood of the Condor (1969)
70 min | Crime, Drama
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.
17. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Votes: 40,400 | Gross: $1.06M
Bosnia and Herzegovina
18. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Votes: 46,894 | Gross: $30.03M
19. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Votes: 599,747 | Gross: $7.56M
20. The Peach Thief (1964)
84 min | Drama, Romance, War
A wife of a Bulgarian Army officer falls in love with a Serbian prisoner at the end of World war I.
21. Buud Yam (1997)
97 min | Drama, History
In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »
22. One Evening After the War (1998)
108 min | Drama, War
After the end of the Cambodian Civil War, people in Cambodia struggled in their return to their normal lives. Among them is a kick boxer Savannah (Narith Roeun). A survivor of the war, who ... See full summary »
23. Muna Moto (1975)
100 min | Drama
Ngando and Ndomé; are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé; but her family reminds him that the traditional dowry must be settled. Unfortunately, Ngando is poor and unable to fulfill the ... See full summary »
24. Léolo (1992)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,064 | Gross: $0.61M
25. Un homme qui crie (2010)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,289 | Gross: $0.01M
26. Machuca (2004)
121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.
27. Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance
Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Votes: 11,228 | Gross: $1.28M
28. Retratos en un mar de mentiras (2010)
91 min | Drama
29. Gestación (2009)
91 min | Drama
A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.
30. Svjedoci (2003)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War
When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game ... See full summary »
31. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.
Votes: 4,676 | Gross: $2.08M
32. Musíme si pomáhat (2000)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Votes: 4,458 | Gross: $1.32M
33. 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: 87,527 | Gross: $4.18M
34. A Guerra da Beatriz (2013)
101 min | Drama, History, War
16 years after Beatriz's husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?
35. Cronicas (2004)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Votes: 3,086 | Gross: $0.30M
36. Asmaa (2011)
96 min | Drama
A woman who suffers from AIDS decides not to surrender to the fatal disease. She exerts huge efforts in trying to recover or by helping those who suffer the same disease by giving them glimmers of hope.
37. Sobreviviendo Guazapa (2008)
113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Opposing forces, a government soldier and a guerrilla are trapped together in the heavily-bombed area around the Guazapa volcano. After a hostile meeting, an unlikely friendship develops ... See full summary »
38. Risttuules (2014)
90 min | Drama, History
"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »
39. Difret (2014)
Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.
Votes: 1,015 | Gross: $0.04M
40. Pear ta ma 'on maf (2004)
87 min | Drama
A coming of age story about a young woman, Viki, attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom.
41. Postia pappi Jaakobille (2009)
74 min | Drama
With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless... See full summary »
42. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
PG | 104 min | Drama, War
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Votes: 26,609 | Gross: $4.54M
43. Before the Rain (1994)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.
Votes: 12,270 | Gross: $0.76M
44. Djogo (2002)
98 min | Comedy
45. Gagma napiri (2009)
90 min | Drama
A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »
46. 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: 297,686 | Gross: $11.29M
47. Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)
127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
48. Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry (2007)
97 min | Drama
49. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992)
90 min | Drama
A beautiful, intelligent and flirtatious young girl, Yonta, is secretly in love with a friend of her parents, Vicente, a hero of the war of independence. Vicente is unaware of her passion ... See full summary »
50. Ixcanul (2015)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.
Votes: 1,975 | Gross: $0.29M
51. Guiana 1838 (2004)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
The abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean in 1834 prompts Gillanders, Arbuthnot & Company in Calcutta, a part of the East India Company, to recruit Coolies from India to fill the ... See full summary »
Votes: 57 | Gross: $0.23M
52. Cousines (2006)
97 min | Drama
Jessica is a young Haitian girl. She lives a quiet life in Port-au-Prince with her father's friends Margareth and Gasner. Everything changes when her father who is in the US dies. She's ... See full summary »
53. Amor y Frijoles (2009)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
A typical story of Central American passion and the day to day lives of women who enjoy life, love and everything else.
54. Az ötödik pecsét (1976)
116 min | Drama, War
In Budapest in 1944, a watchmaker, a book seller and a carpenter are drinking in a bar with the owner,when they are joined by a stranger. The watchmaker asks a hypothetical question that will change their lives.
55. Hrútar (2015)
R | 93 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Votes: 9,551 | Gross: $0.14M
56. Distant Thunder (1973)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.
57. Laskar Pelangi (2008)
124 min | Drama
In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
58. Turtles Can Fly (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War
Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.
Votes: 15,176 | Gross: $0.26M
59. In the Name of the Father (1993)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
Votes: 129,824 | Gross: $25.01M
60. Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 11,661 | Gross: $3.05M
61. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 180,940 | Gross: $11.99M
62. Bal poussière (1989)
91 min | Comedy
The chief of an African village, who is called 'Demi Dieu' because after God he is the owner of all the things, already has five wives. But as this is not enough he decides to find himself ... See full summary »
63. Rockers (1978)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters ... See full summary »
64. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
Not Rated | 156 min | Drama
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.
65. Captain Abu Raed (2008)
102 min | Drama
When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.
66. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
Votes: 40,388 | Gross: $5.70M
67. Nairobi Half Life (2012)
96 min | Drama
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.
68. The Adopted Son (1998)
81 min | Drama
In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He ... See full summary »
69. Sabaidee Luang Prabang (2008)
A Thai photographer is sent to Laos by his boss. He had originally planned to travel to Japan to persue his photography. Little does he know he begins to fall in love with his Laotian tour guide.
70. Krisana (2005)
90 min | Drama
Matiss Zelcs is trying to find woman which he did ignore and who was about to jump off the bridge last night. Police don't want to continue investigation as no body was found, however Matiss is on his way to start his own investigation.
71. West Beirut (1998)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,676 | Gross: $0.34M
72. Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
98 min | Drama, War
A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.
73. Duburys (2009)
140 min | Drama
The story of the generation who lived through the entire Soviet period is told through the main character: his childhood spent in a village, true friendship, work in Soviet Klaipeda, thrilling eroticism, and a final, fatal love.
74. Perl oder Pica (2006)
90 min | Drama
The story beginns on 24 October 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. The Second World War with its hardships and bombs, the Nazi occupation and the collaborators, is still on ... See full synopsis »
75. Tabataba (1988)
76 min | Drama
Tabataba tells the story of a small Malagasy village during the independence uprising which took place in 1947 in the south of the country. For several months, part of the Malagasy ... See full summary »
76. Sepet (2004)
104 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
A look at how two young lovers from totally different background cope with family and social pressure.
77. Brightness (1987)
105 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.
78. Simshar (2014)
101 min | Drama
Young Theo is sent on his first trip with his Maltese sea faring family, but things go terribly wrong when the 'Simshar' sinks, leaving the crew stranded in the Mediterranean... ... See full summary »
79. Timbuktu (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.
Votes: 13,565 | Gross: $1.08M
80. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 194,701 | Gross: $5.38M
81. Ce lume minunata (2014)
73 min | Drama, Thriller
After two years spent as a student in Boston, a 22-year-old visits his native Moldova. It is April 2009. People gather in the streets of Chisinau, the call having spread through social ... See full summary »
82. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)
PG | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.
Votes: 5,622 | Gross: $1.74M
83. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Crime
A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.
84. Sleepwalking Land (2007)
97 min | Drama
In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the ... See full summary »
85. The Road to Mandalay (2016)
108 min | Drama
Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country's civil war in search of a new life in Thailand.
86. Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007)
161 min | Drama
87. Himalaya (1999)
108 min | Drama
An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes,... See full summary »
Votes: 4,676 | Gross: $2.48M
88. De tweeling (2002)
R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War
Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Votes: 5,960 | Gross: $0.00M
89. Whale Rider (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Votes: 36,343 | Gross: $20.78M
90. Alsino and the Condor (1982)
PG | 89 min | Drama, War
Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »
91. Pathfinder (1987)
86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »
92. Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters (2003)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
1979. A village in Pakistan. A widow sees her 17 years old son being attracted to Islamist militants. It brings her past back...
Votes: 971 | Gross: $0.01M
93. Al qods fee yom akhar (2002)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband ... See full summary »
94. Hamaca paraguaya (2006)
78 min | Drama
Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days.
95. The Green Wall (1969)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple forsakes their urban existence for life in the exciting but dangerous Peruvian jungle.
96. Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
125 min | Drama, Mystery
Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one.
97. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama
The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »
98. April Captains (2000)
123 min | Drama, History, War
Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
99. 200 Cartas (2013)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
Raul, a Puerto Rican born in New York, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting NY, one night. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl.
Votes: 376 | Gross: $0.01M
100. Forest of the Hanged (1965)
154 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1916 as an officer in the Habsburg Army ethnic Romanian Apostol Bologa is torn between remaining loyal to the Habsburgs or deserting to the Romanian Army across enemy lines.