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Canada (these entries refer to multiple films and it's unclear exactly which films are included):
A selection of OMPB films (1917-34)
A selection of films produced by the government of Canada before the creation of the National Film Board (1923-41)
Canadian Cameo Series (1932-54)
Films by Maurice Proulx (1937-59)
Animated films of the National Film Board (1941-44)
Shorts produced at the London headquarters of the Canadian army during the last war (1941-45)

Ecuador (these entries refer to multiple films and it's unclear exactly which films are included):
Obra Filmica Documental Miguel A. Alvarez (1927-35)
Obra Filmica Documental Karl Gartelman (1970)

The Holy See (it's unclear exactly which film this refers to):
Leone XIII (1896)

Kazakhstan (the original titles are unknown):
Two Days in Spring (1983)
Songs of Orynbasar (1983)
Miracle Land (1989)
Baiterek (1990)
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1.
O Golpe (1977 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
“ Angola ” - mymovieslists
 
2.
Carnaval da vitoria (1978 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(40 mins.)
Director: António Ole
 
3.
O Ritmo do N'Gola Ritmos (1978)
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Director: António Ole
 
4.
Ondylewa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1978 Documentary)
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The end of the Ondylewa. Scenes from the three last days of the festival in which the population of the old Kingdom of Jau participate yearly. (43 mins.)
Director: Rui Duarte
 
5.
Adeus a Hora da Partida (1979 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Documentary on the nation's pain after the death of President Neto, leader of the Angolan Revolution. (39 mins.)
 
6.
Presente Angolano - Tempo Mumuila (1979 Mini-Series)
Episode: Kimbanda (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(344 mins.)
 
7.
No caminho das estrelas (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(56 mins.)
Director: António Ole
 
8.
Conceicao Tchiambula (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Documentary on rural workers from the Huambo plateau. (30 mins.)
Director: António Ole
 
9.
Nelisita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(90 mins.)
 
10.
Balanço do Tempo na Cena de Angola (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(45 mins.)
Director: Ruy Duarte
 
11.
Memoria de um Dia (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
12.
Marabu (1985 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
In November 1981, Manu Dibango and his orchestra visited Angola for a series of performances. The film shows the interaction with Angolan musicians. (25 mins.)
Director: Denise Salazar
 
13.
Levanta Voa e Vamos (1986 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(22 mins.)
Director: Asdrubal Rebelo
 
14.
Meus Irmãos Cokwes (1991 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
The rich Cokwé culture, (an ethno-linguistic group from eastern Angola) its traditions and habits seen through the eyes of artists. (15 mins.)
Director: Manuel Mariano
 
15.
Quem Faz Correr Quim (1991 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(22 mins.)
 
16.
The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80). (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Tait
“ Australia ” - mymovieslists
 
17.
Dr. Mawson in the Antarctic (1913)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Director: Frank Hurley
 
18.
The Sentimental Bloke (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A down-at-heal ex-convict undergoes an epiphany as he experiences the love of a good woman for the first time. (106 mins.)
 
19.
For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A convict, wrongfully accused and sent a harsh prison colony, attempts to escape. (101 mins.)
Director: Norman Dawn
 
20.
The Farmer Goes to Town (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Ken G. Hall
 
21.
40,000 Horsemen (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry... (100 mins.)
Director: Charles Chauvel
 
22.
Kokoda Front Line! (1942 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Cameraman Damien Parer has just returned from the front in New Guinea, where he's documented Australian troops in action... (9 mins.)
 
23.
The Back of Beyond (1954 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(65 mins.)
Director: John Heyer
 
24.
Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest... (101 mins.)
Director: Charles Chauvel
 
25.
Two Thousand Weeks (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A subjective view of a crisis in the life of a writer who calculates he has 2,000 weeks left in his life to fulfill himself. (90 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
26.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
27.
Newsfront (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public. (110 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
28.
Breaker Morant (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
29.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
30.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
31.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
32.
Sodom und Gomorrha (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When the old multimillionaire Jackson Harber wants to marry the young model Mary, she hesitates, but... (150 mins.)
“ Austria ” - mymovieslists
 
33.
The City Without Jews (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia. (80 mins.)
Director: H.K. Breslauer
 
34.
Masquerade in Vienna (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Vienna 1905: After a carnival party the famous painter Heidenick draws his otherwise engaged girlfriend Anita Helfer with very few clothes on... (90 mins.)
Director: Willi Forst
 
35.
Suburban Cabaret (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Werner Hochbaum
 
36.
Der Prozeß (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1882 a country girl disappears from a small Hungarian village. The inhabitants suggest that she was murdered by the Jews... (108 mins.)
 
37.
Der Rabe (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(14 mins.)
 
38.
The Last Bridge (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II. (102 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
39.
Kassbach - Ein Portrait (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Peter Patzak
 
40.
Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Vienna, in 1930, a young woman falls in love with a gambler and leaves her fiancé, a common butcher. They become a couple and have a baby, but he gets bored and leaves them. Without means to support herself, her downfall begins. (90 mins.)
 
41.
Der Schüler Gerber (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kurt Gerber is attending his final class and gets into trouble with the math professor, a frustrated self-assured petty bourgeois sadist. The duel ends in catastrophe. (95 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Glück
 
42.
Ein wenig sterben (1981)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Mansur Madavi
 
43.
Raffl (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Portrait of an alpine countryside during the Napoleonic wars. The hero, a poor countryman, is faced with expulsion from society after having informed the French occupants of the hiding place of the guerrilla leader. (95 mins.)
 
44.
Schmutz (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Josef Schmutz is a custodian clerk given the task of guarding an outdated industrial plant. (100 mins.)
Director: Paulus Manker
 
45.
Heidenlöcher (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Wolfram Paulus
 
46.
'38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1938, Austria is about to become a part of the Third Reich. A theater actress and a Jewish journalist fall in love and spend time together completely ignoring the political turmoil of the time despite friendly warnings. (97 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Glück
 
48.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
49.
Die toten Fische (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(83 mins.)
Director: Michael Synek
 
50.
Weininger's Last Night (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Self-imprisoned in an apartment which is reminiscent of a theater stage, Otto Weininger recalls certain events of his life before shooting himself on October 4, 1903. (105 mins.)
Director: Paulus Manker
 
51.
Benny's Video (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
52.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
53.
The Quality of Mercy (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
It is the beginning of 1945 during WW2 in former Austria. 500 Russian prisoners of war who have refused... (105 mins.)
Director: Andreas Gruber
 
54.
La profecía del lago (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
“ Bolivia ” - mymovieslists
 
55.
Inauguración del Estadio Hernando Siles (1927 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(8 mins.)
 
57.
Hacia la gloria (1932 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(42 mins.)
 
58.
La Campana del Chaco (1933 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Documentary on the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay from the recruitment of troops to the battle front. (20 mins.)
 
59.
Infierno Verde o La Guerra del Chaco (1936 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Documentary on the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay and in particular on the signing of the peace treaty. (58 mins.)
Director: Luis Bazoberry
 
60.
Al Pie del Illimani (1948 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Festivities marking the 4th centenary of the founding of La Paz. (60 mins.)
Director: Emelco
 
61.
Come Back, Sebastiana (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(28 mins.)
 
62.
The Source (1959 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jorge Ruiz
 
63.
Aysa (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A film without a single word except for a scream of "Aysa".The story of the harsh and inexorable life of tin miners. (25 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
64.
And So It Is (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge. (75 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
65.
Blood of the Condor (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women. (70 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
67.
Pueblo chico (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
After several years a student returns to his native village only to find that despite the agrarian reform act of 1952, nothing has changed in the treatment of peasants, and racial discrimination continues.
Director: Antonio Eguino
 
68.
Chuquiago (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Racial, social and cultural aspects of La Paz (called Chuquiago by the Aymaras) seen through four stories. (86 mins.)
Director: Antonio Eguino
 
69.
Limite (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past. (114 mins.)
Director: Mario Peixoto
“ Brazil ” - mymovieslists
 
70.
Ganga Bruta (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man kills his wife on their wedding night, after discovering she had been unfaithful. After being acquitted, he moves to the country, where he falls in love with an innocent girl. (82 mins.)
Director: Humberto Mauro
 
71.
Cangaceiro (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro... (105 mins.)
Director: Lima Barreto
 
72.
The Grand Moment (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On the day of his wedding, young man from a family of immigrants faces some problems to get the money needed for the last arrangements. The family do what they can in order to honour the great event, selling personal belongings and buying enough supplies for a decent party. (80 mins.)
Director: Roberto Santos
 
73.
Porto das Caixas (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Irma can only think about getting rid of her cowardly dirty husband. She seeks out lovers not to commit adultery or for pleasure, but to find an accomplice to kill her husband. (80 mins.)
 
74.
The Given Word (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end? (98 mins.)
Director: Anselmo Duarte
 
75.
Barren Lives (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children... (103 mins.)
 
76.
Men and Women (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved... (93 mins.)
 
77.
Black God, White Devil (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism... (120 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
78.
São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man lives in conflict as he deals with his friends and love interests against the backdrop of São Paulo. (107 mins.)
 
79.
A Grande Cidade ou As Aventuras e Desventuras de Luzia e Seus 3 Amigos Chegados de Longe (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Luzia comes from the backwoods of Northeast Brazil to Rio de Janeiro, in search of her fiancé. But soon she'll find out he has turned into a dangerous criminal and is being looked after by the police. (80 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
80.
The Red Light Bandit (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims. (92 mins.)
 
81.
Macunaima (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown... (110 mins.)
 
82.
Twenty Years Later (1984 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup... (119 mins.)
 
83.
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism. (120 mins.)
Director: Leon Hirszman
 
84.
Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on fact, this is the story of the struggles of Japanese immigrants who traveled to and settled in Brazil looking for a better life. (112 mins.)
Director: Tizuka Yamasaki
 
85.
Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This movie is about one of the worst periods for the Brazilian people. Shows the days of military dictatorship... (105 mins.)
Director: Roberto Farias
 
86.
Le sang des parias (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A young student from a family which considers itself "progressive" cannot marry the boy she loves as he comes from the caste of the smiths who are viewed as pariahs. (90 mins.)
“ Burkina Faso ” - mymovieslists
 
87.
Wend Kuuni (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush... (75 mins.)
Director: Gaston Kaboré
 
88.
Paweogo (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Bila, a young peasant, decides to go to Ivory Coast to work and is asked by his parents to accompany Pogbi who is going to meet her fiancé... (82 mins.)
Director: Kollo Sanou
 
89.
Jours de tourmentes (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Young people call into question their village's customs and create an agricultural co-operative. (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Zoumbara
 
90.
Yam Daabo (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country. (80 mins.)
 
91.
Desebagato (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
It's payday and Adama, a factory worker, counts her meager salary trying to reconcile her needs with those of her family back in the village. (90 mins.)
 
92.
Histoire d'Orokia (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
In the early post-Independence years, a young village girl, who is in love with a young villager, is forced to marry a rich, old man. She tries to poison him and is sent to jail. (78 mins.)
 
93.
Zan Boko (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the Mossi culture, one of the rites attending the birth of a child and its induction as a new member... (95 mins.)
Director: Gaston Kaboré
 
94.
Yaaba (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana... (90 mins.)
 
95.
Laafi - Tout va bien (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After obtaining their Secondary School diplomas, some young people plan to continue their education but are not sure which area to choose. (98 mins.)
 
96.
The Law (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga... (81 mins.)
 
97.
Yelbeedo (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
On their wedding night, a couple rescue a baby from a garbage bin only to adopt it some years later. (80 mins.)
 
98.
The Tradition (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(80 mins.)
Director: Drissa Toure
 
99.
Sababu (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
The story of a peaceful, well-to-do village which is suddenly disturbed by a murder and a series of unsettling events. (90 mins.)
 
100.
Rabi (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A blacksmith falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise which crosses his path. He brings the animal home to his twelve year old son... (62 mins.)
Director: Gaston Kaboré