From the Depths of Obscurity - A Film General List

by liquidnature | created - 05 May 2012 | updated - 07 May 2012 | Public

Original version (May 2012)

For the highest rated films that received 3-7 votes, and therefore did not meet the minimum requirement of 8 votes needed in order to be included in the FG Top 1000. In descending order, beginning with the highest average rating (9.667). Credit for this list should go to Gloede (organizer), The Magician (script), Serriform (spreadsheet), and the FGers who did all the voting.

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1. Fantômas: Fantômas versus Fantômas (1914)

Not Rated | 59 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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As inspector Juve seems to be unable to put Fantômas behind bars the Press comes up with the idea Juve must be Fantômas himself! Juve is soon jailed as an attempt to ease the stress on his ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Georges Melchior, Laurent Morléas, Renée Carl

Votes: 939

2. Tichý týden v dome (1971)

20 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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A man, apparently on the run, takes shelter in a dilapidated house. Every day, he drills a hole through a wall and looks into one of the rooms, each time seeing a different surreal vision...

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Václav Borovicka

Votes: 596

3. Tôkyô orinpikku (1965)

Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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Ichikawa's cameras follow the 1964 Summer Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies. Sometimes he focuses on spectators, as athletes pass in a blur; sometimes he isolates a competitor; ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Abebe Bikila, Jack Douglas, Hirohito

Votes: 1,219

4. La roue (1923)

273 min | Drama

7.6
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Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Séverin-Mars, Ivy Close, Gabriel de Gravone, Pierre Magnier

Votes: 1,368

5. Le soulier de satin (1985)

410 min | Drama

7.2
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During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Patricia Barzyk, Anne Consigny, Anne Gautier

Votes: 119

6. 11 x 14 (1977)

81 min | Drama

7.1
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One of the most widely praised American avant-garde films in recent years, James Benning's 1977 feature is a laconic mosaic of single-shot sequences, each offering some sort of image/sound ... See full summary »

Director: James Benning | Stars: Serafina Bathrick, Ted Brady, Barbara Frankel, Rick Goodwin

Votes: 120

7. 3/60: Bäume im Herbst (1960)

5 min | Short

6.1
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Director: Kurt Kren

Votes: 95

8. The Age of the Earth (1980)

140 min

7.0
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The day that Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed, Glauber Rocha decided to make this film about the life of Christ in the Third World. Starting from a dialectical synthesis between capitalism ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Jece Valadão, Antonio Pitanga, Tarcísio Meira

Votes: 333

9. Fehérlófia (1981)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.

Director: Marcell Jankovics | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó, Ferenc Szalma

Votes: 894

10. Fantômas: The False Magistrate (1914)

Not Rated | 70 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Fantômas has been arrested and is jailed in Brussels, but inspector Juve wants him arrested and sentenced for all his crimes in France. Thus Juve settles Fantômas' escape so he can be ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Mesnery

Votes: 732

11. Pirosmani (1969)

85 min | Biography

7.9
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The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Director: Giorgi Shengelaia | Stars: Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Givi Aleksandria, Spartak Bagashvili

Votes: 527

12. Tatarak (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.5
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In small-town Poland in the late 1950s, an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor meets a young man who makes her feel young again. Framed around this story, lead actress Krystyna Janda discusses the death of her husband from cancer.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda, Jan Englert, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak

Votes: 991

13. Time and Tide (2000)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life. He secretly fantasizes about living the good life in South America. ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui

Votes: 3,857 | Gross: $0.09M

14. Tulips Shall Grow (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that ... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rex Ingram, Victor Jory

Votes: 389

15. Winter Soldier (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Kenneth Campbell

Votes: 833

16. Bleu Shut (1971)

33 min | Short

6.0
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The film is broken down minute by minute, with a clock ticking away its duration to save the audience the trouble of craning their necks to see how much film is left on the projector. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Nelson

Votes: 89

17. Corridor (1970)

23 min | Short

6.8
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An unknown observer is seen traveling through a bleak corridor. At the end of the corridor they see a naked woman, whom the observer is unable to reach as his or her trip seems to become increasingly twisted and looped.

Director: Standish Lawder

Votes: 107

18. Ko-Ko's Earth Control (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Koko the Clown and his dog Fitz walk into a building where levers that control various aspects of the Earth are located. After Fitz presses a particular lever, the world goes topsy-turvy and out-of-control.

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 289

19. Le ravissement de Frank N. Stein (1982)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.3
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Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 135

20. Les plages d'Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 1,942 | Gross: $0.24M

21. The Executioner (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

8.1
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An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 4,113

22. Love Streams (1984)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 3,676

23. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,382

24. Noriko no shokutaku (2005)

159 min | Drama, Horror

7.2
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59 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

Votes: 3,437

25. Oki's Movie (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Yu-mi Jung, Seong-kun Mun, Tae-goo Eom

Votes: 738

26. Jal al-ji-do mot-ha-myeon-seo (2009)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

7.0
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Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Tae-woo Kim, Ji-won Uhm, Hyun-jung Go, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 573

27. King Lear (1971)

PG | 139 min | Drama

8.3
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro | Stars: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova

Votes: 1,147

28. Lan feng zheng (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü

Votes: 2,211 | Gross: $0.36M

29. Umshini Wam (2011)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Hector Bezuidenhout, Clayton Bezuidenhout

Votes: 1,615

30. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,449 | Gross: $0.92M

31. Novyy Vavilon (1929)

120 min | Drama, History

7.6
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In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Paris Commune was established in 1871 against the rich and the powerful, and violently repressed by the army that remained faithful to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg | Stars: David Gutman, Yelena Kuzmina, Andrei Kostrichkin, Sofiya Magarill

Votes: 545

32. The Mad Doctor (1933)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 757

33. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)

65 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.0
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Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 5,689

34. Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey, Ali LeRoi

Votes: 3,073

35. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 7,963

36. The Pied Piper (1986)

53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 798

37. La ville des pirates (1983)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Hugues Quester, Anne Alvaro, Melvil Poupaud, André Engel

Votes: 553

38. Landscape Suicide (1987)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In "Landscape Suicide" Benning continues his examination of Americana through the stories of two murderers. Ed Gein was a Wisconsin farmer and multiple murderer who taxidermied his victims ... See full summary »

Director: James Benning | Stars: Rhonda Bell, Elion Sucher

Votes: 221

39. Seelische Konstruktionen (1927)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 188

40. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,609

41. War and Peace (1966)

Unrated | 427 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 5,087

42. Adalen 31 (1969)

X | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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During a strike strike-breakers are being transported to Lunde, where they are assaulted by the strikers. The military are sent in. On the 14th May 1931 there is a confrontation between ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Peter Schildt, Kerstin Tidelius, Roland Hedlund, Stefan Feierbach

Votes: 1,098

43. At Sea (2007)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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This is a soundless story of the building of 'Toledo Spirit', the container ship, its sailing and eventual beaching. Insignificant men crawl on cranes and gantries to build it and other men, sans the equipment, scrape it after beaching.

Director: Peter B. Hutton

Votes: 173

44. Cremaster 3 (2002)

Unrated | 182 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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67 Metascore

The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film.

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Richard Serra, Matthew Barney, Aimee Mullins, Paul Brady

Votes: 1,244 | Gross: $0.12M

45. Détective (1985)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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In a palace of Paris. Two detectives are investigating a two-year-old murder. Emile and Francoise Chenal are putting pressure on Jim Fox Warner, a boxing manager, who owes them a huge ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Laurent Terzieff, Aurelle Doazan, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 1,267

46. Détruire dit-elle (1969)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Marguerite Duras | Stars: Catherine Sellers, Michael Lonsdale, Henri Garcin, Nicole Hiss

Votes: 143

47. Peking Opera Blues (1986)

TV-14 | 104 min | Comedy, Action

7.5
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's underground movement tried to establish a democratic republic. The movie tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Sally Yeh, Cherie Chung, Mark Cheng

Votes: 1,788

48. Enthusiasm (1931)

67 min | Documentary

7.1
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How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 563

49. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 3,229

50. Guelwaar (1992)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor. A satiric portrayal of religion and politics, sometimes humorous, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Abou Camara, Marie Augustine Diatta, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.06M

51. General Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,206

52. Insiang (1976)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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The first Filipino film to show at the Cannes Film Festival is set in the slums of Manila. A beautiful girl gets raped by her mother's lover, and then learns how to exact revenge.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal, Rez Cortez

Votes: 543

53. Juvenile Court (1973)

144 min | Documentary

8.4
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An unobtrusive and naturalistic examination of the goings-on of a children's court, Memphis Juvenile Court 616.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 143

54. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

45 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Moussa Baldé, Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Dieynaba Laam

Votes: 433

55. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Luitz-Morat

Votes: 830

56. Le tombeau d'Alexandre (1993)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

Votes: 496

57. The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

105 min | Comedy, History

7.2
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Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jacqueline Delubac, Sacha Guitry, Lyn Harding, Renée Saint-Cyr

Votes: 397

58. Lursmani cheqmashi (1931)

53 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Sympathetic portrayal of a soldier who inadvertently commits sabotage through his ineptitude on the battlefield.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Aleksandre Jaliashvili, Siko Palavandishvili, Akaki Khorava, Arkadi Khintibidze

Votes: 129

59. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976)

150 min | Drama

7.3
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In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kasu Asfaw, Gebru Kasa, Worke Kasa, Melaku Makonen

Votes: 111

60. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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A short film which documents the lives of women in a rural Senegal.

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 270

61. Under the Sand (2000)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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86 Metascore

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 7,174 | Gross: $1.45M

62. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,243

63. Escape from Dartmoor (1929)

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant is enraged by the attentions that his manicurist girlfriend pays to a customer. He ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Uno Henning, Norah Baring, Anthony Asquith

Votes: 798

64. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

225 min | Documentary

8.6
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Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 4,132

65. The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.

Directors: Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze | Stars: Veriko Anjaparidze, Tamari Tsitsishvili, Dudukhana Tserodze, Dodo Abashidze

Votes: 1,244

66. 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: 5,164 | Gross: $0.87M

67. Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998)

15 min | Short

6.8
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Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are cloned in an experimental backyard musical. The starting point is a number of scenes from the days when both the adolescents romped through the family ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Arnold | Stars: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 438

68. The Parallel Street (1962)

86 min | Drama

7.2
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Feature-documentary "pointing up a thousand facets of this world and probing to determine what may lie beneath the surface".

Director: Ferdinand Khittl | Stars: Friedrich Joloff, Ernst Marbeck, Wilfried Schröpfer, Herbert Tiede

Votes: 115

69. The Two of Us (1967)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Préboist, Luce Fabiole

Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $0.05M

70. Les trois couronnes du matelot (1983)

117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A drunken sailor recounts the surrealistic odyssey of his life story to a murderous student.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Nadège Clair, Lisa Lyon

Votes: 563

71. Outer Space (1999)

10 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky | Star: Barbara Hershey

Votes: 1,328

72. All Through the Night (2008)

5 min | Short

6.4
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Splinters of Nordic fairy tales and ecological disaster films are ground into a shimmering prism of contradictions in this hopeful container for hopelessness.

Director: Michael Robinson

Votes: 29

73. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Ismaila Cissé, Ababacar Sy Cissé

Votes: 350

74. The Blade (1995)

105 min | Drama, Action

7.1
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After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker, as his successor, On, unwilling to lead his surly colleagues, embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Xin Xin Xiong, Sonny Su, Valerie Chow

Votes: 2,567

75. The Indian Tomb (1959)

102 min | Adventure, Romance

6.8
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A German architect runs away with the maharajah of Eschnapur's fiancee but is caught and thrown in the dungeon, while his relatives arrive from Europe looking for him and the maharajah's brother is scheming to usurp the throne.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm

Votes: 1,709

76. Footlight Parade (1933)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 3,710

77. Hôtel Terminus (1988)

Unrated | 267 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and his life after the war.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Klaus Barbie, Claude Lanzmann, Marcel Ophüls, Johannes Schneider-Merck

Votes: 1,011 | Gross: $0.34M

78. Inside/Out (1997)

115 min | Drama

7.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Rob Tregenza | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Frédéric Pierrot, Bérangère Allaux, Mikkel Gaup

Votes: 58

79. Jídlo (1993)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Bedrich Glaser, Jan Kraus, Pavel Marek

Votes: 2,075

80. L'argent (1928)

195 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company. To push up the price of his stock, Saccard plans a publicity ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Marie Glory, Yvette Guilbert, Pierre Alcover

Votes: 679

81. Lonesome (1928)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos

Votes: 1,587

82. Porky Pig's Feat (1943)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.9
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Porky Pig and Daffy Duck owe an outrageous sum to the Broken Arms Hotel. The manager thwarts their efforts to escape without paying their bill.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 598

83. Ruhr (2009)

121 min | Documentary

7.3
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James Benning's worrying and also reassuring vision of the Ruhr Valley, shot in six fascinating takes of a tunnel, a forest, a factory, a mosque, graffiti and a chimney.

Director: James Benning

Votes: 121

84. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.7
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Betty Boop goes to see the fearsome Old Man of the Mountain for herself; he sings the title song and a duet with Betty.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 368

85. The Short Films of David Lynch (2002 Video)

97 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

7.4
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A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jeffe Alperi, Robert Chadwick, Catherine E. Coulson, Eddy Dixon

Votes: 2,814

86. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

Votes: 1,428

87. Tsuitô no zawameki (1988)

150 min | Drama

7.1
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In the slums of Osaka, various marginalized misfits have their own interpretations of love. Completely alienated from the outside world, they commit sexual perversions, violence and cannibalism.

Director: Yoshihiko Matsui | Stars: Toshihiko Hino, Simon Kumai, Yukiko Murata, Mamiko Nakai

Votes: 181

88. Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation (1996 Video)

75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.6
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A collection of some of the most popular work featuring Wallace and Gromit.

Director: Nick Park

Votes: 3,746 | Gross: $1.00M

89. Center Stage (1991)

126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu.

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Han Chin, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Carina Lau

Votes: 1,360

90. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,806

91. La région centrale (1971)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary

6.7
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One of the best and most influential in avant-garde cinema, an experiment from Michael Snow for 24 hours, using the robotic arm Michael Snow program all robotic movements so as not to be ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Snow

Votes: 340

92. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 14,917 | Gross: $0.26M

93. Shi gan (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-Yeon Park, Jun-yeong Jang, Gyu-Woon Jung

Votes: 10,483 | Gross: $0.01M

94. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 11,847

95. Ruka (1965)

18 min | Animation, Short, Horror

8.0
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant.... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 1,193

96. The Lusty Men (1952)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 1,894

97. Trys dienos (1991)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian boys meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding places where they can sleep together. But this is the only problem they do solve. All four ... See full summary »

Director: Sarunas Bartas | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Rimma Latypova, Arunas Sakalauskas, Audrius Stonys

Votes: 473

98. An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 224 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.4
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Kevin Smith interacts in Q&A sessions throughout various college stops in the USA.

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, Anthony Snitzer

Votes: 5,811

99. Bai ga jai (1981)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

7.6
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A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Frankie Chan

Votes: 2,497

100. Beat the Devil (2002)

Not Rated | 9 min | Action, Short, Adventure

7.5
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Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown, Marilyn Manson

Votes: 5,304