Good movies with less than 10,000 votes

This is a list of movies I've seen that have less than 10,000 votes here on IMDB and that I've given a rating of 7 or higher.
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1.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
2.
Talk Radio (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national. (110 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
3.
Beyond the Gates (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population... (115 mins.)
 
4.
The Journey to Melonia (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a ship sinks during a storm, a slave from the industrial island of Plutonia is washed up on the beaches of paradise island Melonia, where the "all-powerful" wizard Prospero and his strange friends reside. (104 mins.)
Director: Per Åhlin
 
5.
A Short Film About Love (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting. (86 mins.)
 
6.
The Silence (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two sisters and 13-year old boy travel in a fictitious foreign country. The older sister gets sick and the three move into a hotel. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
7.
Meet John Doe (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (122 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
8.
The Children's Hour (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians. (108 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
Aberdeen (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers... (113 mins.)
 
10.
Boy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. (87 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
11.
Wadjda (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
 
12.
Port of Call (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A suicidal factory girl out of reformatory school, anxious to escape her overbearing mother, falls in love with a sailor who can't forgive her past. (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
13.
Winter Passing (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father... (98 mins.)
Director: Adam Rapp
 
14.
The Last Metro (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (131 mins.)
 
15.
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
16.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew. (70 mins.)
 
17.
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open... (111 mins.)
Director: Dan Harris
 
18.
Metropia (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence. (86 mins.)
Director: Tarik Saleh
 
19.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
 
20.
The Zone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders. (97 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
 
21.
Offside (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. (93 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
22.
Jalla! Jalla! (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon... (88 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
23.
Dunderklumpen! (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
On an evening in northern Sweden, during one night when the sun only partially sets, the animated character... (97 mins.)
Director: Per Åhlin
 
24.
Nobody Else But You (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. (102 mins.)
 
25.
The Patience Stone (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
 
26.
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. (118 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
27.
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections. (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
28.
Before the Fall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite... (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
29.
Atlantic City (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer finds themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
30.
Hunting and Gathering (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When Camille (Audrey Tautou) falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck (Guillaume Canet). A moving trio story. (97 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
31.
Black Orpheus (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
32.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things. (98 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
33.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic... (153 mins.)
Director: Cristi Puiu
 
34.
Confidentially Yours (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that... (110 mins.)
 
35.
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Tired of her husband's philanderous ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner... (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
36.
Hamlet (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (155 mins.)
 
37.
Women Without Men (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. (95 mins.)
 
38.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro. (114 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
39.
Life, Above All (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
40.
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness. (112 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
41.
Shenandoah (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob... (105 mins.)
 
42.
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents... (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
 
43.
In Bed with Santa (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara... (95 mins.)
Director: Kjell Sundvall
 
44.
Under the Skin (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death... (82 mins.)
Director: Carine Adler
 
45.
The Devil's Eye (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
46.
The Boss of It All (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander. (99 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
47.
The Invisible (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After an attack leaves him in limbo, invisible to the living and also near death. A teenager discovers the only person who might be able to help him, is his attacker. (101 mins.)
 
48.
Prince Valiant (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
49.
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar. (82 mins.)
 
50.
Asterix in Britain (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion... (79 mins.)
 
51.
Asterix and Caesar (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her... (79 mins.)