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1.
Dogfight (1991)
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Before leaving to fight in Vietnam, a group of teenagers play a game where they try to seduce the ugliest girl they can find. (94 mins.)
Director: Nancy Savoca
 
2.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
 
3.
Cherry Blossoms (2008)
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After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer. (127 mins.)
Director: Doris Dörrie
 
4.
Amélie (2001)
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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. (122 mins.)
 
5.
About a Boy (2002)
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A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
 
6.
Soul Kitchen (2009)
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In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
7.
Head-On (2004)
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With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love. (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
8.
The Edge of Heaven (2007)
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A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend. (122 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
9.
Hawaii, Oslo (2004)
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Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other... (125 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
 
10.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day... (106 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
11.
Don't Move (2004)
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A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto). (125 mins.)
 
12.
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
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An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
13.
When We Leave (2010)
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Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation. (119 mins.)
Director: Feo Aladag
 
14.
The White Ribbon (2009)
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Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
15.
Lorna's Silence (2008)
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Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar... (105 mins.)
 
16.
Facing Windows (2003)
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Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her ... (106 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
17.
A Perfect Day (2008)
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A jealous and violent bodyguard can't accept his ex-wife's abandonment. (105 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
18.
The Unknown Woman (2006)
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Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family. (118 mins.)
 
19.
The Wedding Song (2008)
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The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages. (100 mins.)
Director: Karin Albou
 
20.
Three Colors: White (1994)
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After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. (91 mins.)
 
21.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. (105 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
22.
New York, I Love You (2008)
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Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York City. (103 mins.)
 
23.
The Tunnel (2001)
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion... (150 mins.)
 
24.
Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
25.
All About My Mother (1999)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
 
26.
Talk to Her (2002)
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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas. (112 mins.)
 
27.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
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A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
28.
Three Monkeys (2008)
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A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships. (109 mins.)
 
29.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
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A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
30.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship. (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
31.
Elsa & Fred (2005)
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When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid... (108 mins.)
 
32.
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami. (133 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
33.
Bad Education (2004)
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An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. (106 mins.)
 
34.
Days and Clouds (2007)
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A well-off and sophisticated couple struggles to stay together after the husband loses his job. (118 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
 
35.
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
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When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro... (107 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
36.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
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In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister. (91 mins.)
Director: Christine Jeffs
 
37.
Towelhead (2007)
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A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War. (124 mins.)
Director: Alan Ball
 
38.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
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A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. (122 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
39.
The Soloist (2009)
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A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
40.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
41.
Flawless (2007)
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Set in 1960 London, where a soon to retire caretaker convinces a glass-ceiling constrained American executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
42.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
43.
The Counterfeiters (2007)
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The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII. (98 mins.)
 
44.
Saturn in Opposition (2007)
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Long-time friends: Davide, a successful novelist, lives with Lorenzo, who's everyone's favorite; Antonio and Angelique... (110 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
45.
Tell No One (2006)
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After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears. (131 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
46.
Gran Torino (2008)
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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
47.
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
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A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. (117 mins.)
 
48.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
 
49.
Closing the Ring (2007)
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A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who crashed in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944. (118 mins.)
 
50.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
51.
Street Kings (2008)
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An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
52.
Russian Dolls (2005)
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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. (125 mins.)
 
53.
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
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A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear. (92 mins.)
 
54.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
55.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
 
56.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
57.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
58.
Doubt (2008)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
 
59.
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
60.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
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Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. (92 mins.)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
 
61.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
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A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
62.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
63.
Vera Drake (2004)
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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
64.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
65.
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond. (108 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
66.
The Visitor (2007)
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A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
67.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
68.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
69.
Before the Rains (2007)
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A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj. (98 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
70.
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
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Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. (139 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
71.
Black Girl (1966)
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A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France. (65 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
72.
The Bank Job (2008)
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Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal. (111 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
73.
The Bucket List (2007)
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Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. (97 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
74.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
 
75.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
76.
No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)