Great Films You've Probably Never Heard Of

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1. Soy Cuba (1964)

108 min | Drama, Music, War

8.0
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García

Votes: 6,655 | Gross: $0.16M

2. Ai no mukidashi (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 8,925

3. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 10,782 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun (2009)

128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station.

Director: Levent Semerci | Stars: Mete Horozoglu, Ilker Kizmaz, Baris Bagci, Özgür Eren Koç

Votes: 28,053

5. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Drama

8.5
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Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

Votes: 7,107

6. Werckmeister harmóniák (2000)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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92 Metascore

An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince".

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi

Votes: 10,134 | Gross: $0.03M

7. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

146 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayumi Itô, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 6,817 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Cha no aji (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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77 Metascore

A spell of time of a rural family's slightly surreal life.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 4,942

9. Schizopolis (1996)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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44 Metascore

Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Steven Soderbergh, Miles Hardy, Scott Allen, Betsy Brantley

Votes: 4,610 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Jigureul jikyeora! (2003)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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70 Metascore

Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

Director: Joon-hwan Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jeong-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee

Votes: 6,838 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Silent Light (2007)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 4,953 | Gross: $0.05M

12. Survive Style 5+ (2004)

120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director: Gen Sekiguchi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 8,431

13. Los Muertos (2004)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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81 Metascore

Vargas, a 54 year old man, gets out of jail in the prvince of Corrientes, Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter, who lives in a swampy and remote area. To get ... See full summary »

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Argentino Vargas, Francisco Dornez, Yolanda Galarza, Víctor Varela

Votes: 921

14. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 14,269 | Gross: $0.00M

15. 4 (2004)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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72 Metascore

Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Andrei Kudriashov

Votes: 1,815

16. Killer of Sheep (1978)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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94 Metascore

Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then he finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

Votes: 5,000 | Gross: $0.40M

17. Uzak (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 14,419 | Gross: $0.10M

18. A torinói ló (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 12,058 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 4,122

20. 13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse

Votes: 15,609 | Gross: $0.12M

21. Sang sattawat (2006)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas

Votes: 3,076 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 10,166 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Rivers and Tides (2001)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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82 Metascore

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer | Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy, James Goldsworthy

Votes: 2,037

24. Hana to Arisu (2004)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yû Aoi, Tomohiro Kaku, Shôko Aida

Votes: 3,138

25. Goodbye Solo (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane 'Roc' Williams

Votes: 5,200 | Gross: $0.87M

26. Man Push Cart (2005)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza

Votes: 2,769

27. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 6,393 | Gross: $0.21M

28. Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 8,740