VHS titles from Tartan Video

by ninjaalexs | created - 22 Apr 2012 | updated - 21 May 2016 | Public

A complete list of films released by Tartan Video (now Palisades Tartan) which never made it to DVD in the UK.

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1. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,255

Available on DVD outside UK.

2. Annabelle partagée (1991)

84 min | Drama

4.5
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A girl unhappy in a relationship with a much older man decides to try having an affair with a male friend of her best girlfriend.

Director: Francesca Comencini | Stars: Delphine Zingg, François Marthouret, Jean-Claude Adelin, Florence Thomassin

Votes: 13

Never released on DVD in the UK - very rare film.

3. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone

Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $8.72M

Early Tartan release.

4. Intimidades de un cuarto de baño (1991)

78 min | Drama

6.9
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Study of a family in crisis, revealed through the bathroom habits of its various members.

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Álvaro Guerrero, Martha Navarro, Gabriela Roel

Votes: 56

Bathroom Intimacies - Rare film.

5. Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993)

94 min | Drama

4.6
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Leslie's husband Steve is a brute and she wants out, at least she thinks she does. Her lover Elizabeth agrees that Steve needs to go away, so they plot his murder. Meanwhile their friend ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel B. Appleby | Stars: Ginger Lynn, Karen Black, Chris Denton, Elizabeth Saltarrelli

Votes: 158

Available on US DVD.

6. Le ciel, les oiseaux,... et ta mère! (1999)

90 min | Comedy

5.0
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Director: Djamel Bensalah | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Lorànt Deutsch, Julien Courbey

Votes: 786

7. Broadway Bound (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Eugene and Stanley Jerome try to break into show biz as comedy writers while their parents' marriage ends. When the boys' material is broadcast on radio, the family hears their private life played for laughs.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Hume Cronyn, Corey Parker, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 102

8. The Cement Garden (1993)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.

Director: Andrew Birkin | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard, Ned Birkin

Votes: 3,919 | Gross: $0.32M

9. Chappaqua (1966)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

6.6
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Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.

Director: Conrad Rooks | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 480

10. Karakter (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $0.71M

11. Gmar Gavi'a (1991)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War

6.9
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An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup (mondial), he and his capturers share the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Moshe Ivgy, Mohammad Bakri, Salim Dau, Bassam Zo'amat

Votes: 170

Cup Final

12. Dallas Doll (1994)

104 min | Comedy

6.1
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A feisty independent golf player wreaks havoc in a suburban Sydney home by attempting to seduce every member of the family.

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Victoria Longley, Frank Gallacher, Jake Blundell

Votes: 92

13. Danzón (1991)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday ... See full summary »

Director: María Novaro | Stars: María Rojo, Carmen Salinas, Tito Vasconcelos, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.36M

14. City Unplugged (1993)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold... See full summary »

Director: Ilkka Järvi-Laturi | Stars: Ivo Uukkivi, Milena Gulbe, Monika Mäger, Enn Klooren

Votes: 348

Rare.

15. Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen (1990)

93 min | Drama, History, War

5.5
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Director: Peter Patzak | Stars: Reuben Pillsbury, Christopher Chaplin, Robert Munic, Sinolicka Trpkova

Votes: 37

Death Of A Schoolboy

16. Deep Crimson (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Regina Orozco, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sherlyn, Giovanni Florido

Votes: 1,333

Deep Crimson - said to be worth watching.

17. Konets Sankt-Peterburga (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.6
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A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,204

18. Equinox (1992)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Twins, separated at birth and living opposite lives, are about to learn of each other- and the substantial inheritance they are entitled to.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Fred Ward, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 1,044 | Gross: $0.28M

19. Finian's Rainbow (1968)

G | 141 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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An Irish immigrant and his daughter move into a town in the American South with a magical piece of gold that will change people's lives, including a struggling farmer and African American citizens threatened by a bigoted politician.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks

Votes: 2,820 | Gross: $11.60M

Early release.

20. Friends (1993)

105 min | Drama

6.1
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Three female friends, at the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live with apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher and practices ... See full summary »

Director: Elaine Proctor | Stars: Kerry Fox, Dambisa Kente, Michele Burgers, Marius Weyers

Votes: 83

Not to be confused with the sitcom.

21. Fun (1994)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Hillary and Bonnie meet one morning by the side of the road. They become fast friends, share their secrets, and on a rising wave of frenzy later that afternoon, murder an old woman. They did it, they say later, for fun.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Renée Humphrey, Alicia Witt, William R. Moses, Leslie Hope

Votes: 1,128

Used to get shown on Channel 4 back in the day.

22. Galahad of Everest (1991 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

8.3
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Brian Blessed recreates the 1924 George Mallory climb of Everest

Director: John-Paul Davidson | Star: Brian Blessed

Votes: 13

23. Gloria (1980)

PG | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, Tony Knesich

Votes: 6,759

24. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 15,544 | Gross: $1.32M

Available on US DVD - currently unavailable on DVD in UK.

25. Hercules Returns (1993)

82 min | Comedy

7.6
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When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »

Director: David Parker | Stars: David Argue, Michael Carman, Mary Coustas, Bruce Spence

Votes: 1,245

Very strange film featured on Channel 5's Out:there TV series.

26. La tarea (1991)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Virginia is taking a class at film school, and has decided on her solo project for the class. She will secretly film herself and her ex-husband Marcelo with a candid camera while they make love.

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo | Stars: María Rojo, José Alonso

Votes: 468

Homework - Dark comedy.

27. Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

PG | 119 min | Music, Romance, Drama

6.2
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Willie Nelson is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving, Slim Pickens

Votes: 986 | Gross: $17.82M

28. A Man in Uniform (1993)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Henry Adler, a bank employee and actor, is cast as a cop in an upcoming television series but he begins to take his duties seriously.

Director: David Wellington | Stars: Tom McCamus, Brigitte Bako, Kevin Tighe, David Hemblen

Votes: 508 | Gross: $0.09M

29. I Was on Mars (1991)

87 min | Comedy

5.6
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Silva fulfills herself a dream: from Poland she flies to USA. With only a few hundred dollars she arrives in New York, incapable of the language. Not long until the charming swindler Avi ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Maria Schrader, Dani Levy, Mario Giacalone, Antonia Rey

Votes: 111

30. The Icicle Thief (1989)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

7.1
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A movie resembling Bicycle Thieves (1948) is shown on TV, but the real-life world gets muddled with the film and the TV commercials.

Director: Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Caterina Sylos Labini, Federico Rizzo, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 842 | Gross: $1.23M

The Icicle Thief - released on DVD in other countries. Tartan also released this on VCD.

31. In the Soup (1992)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Rockwell | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Beals, Pat Moya

Votes: 2,107 | Gross: $0.26M

32. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,677

One of Tartan's earliest VHS releases.

33. J'embrasse pas (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.9
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A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive, he drops into the reality of Paris 1991. He soon gives up his dream of ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Emmanuelle Béart, Manuel Blanc, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 1,012

J'embrasse pas

34. Jack Be Nimble (1993)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »

Director: Garth Maxwell | Stars: Alexis Arquette, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Bruno Lawrence, Tony Barry

Votes: 365

35. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

Votes: 770 | Gross: $0.15M

36. Junk Mail (1997)

83 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong.

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Per Egil Aske, Eli Anne Linnestad

Votes: 1,861

Junkmail

37. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

Votes: 710 | Gross: $0.48M

38. King Lear (1971)

GP | 137 min | Drama

7.3
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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel

Votes: 640

39. The Accompanist (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Elena Safonova, Romane Bohringer, Samuel Labarthe

Votes: 716 | Gross: $0.73M

L'Accompagnatrice

40. Theory of Achievement (1991)

18 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

7.0
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Affectionately examines the lives of a group of "young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk" Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives -- assuming they can pay the rent first.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Bob Gosse, Jessica Sager, Jeffrey Howard, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 357

Hal Hartley Short Films.

41. Ambition (II) (1991)

9 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

6.7
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A day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women, but who encounters only frustration and violence.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: George Feaster, Hannah Sullivan, Rick Groel, James McCauley

Votes: 386

Hal Hartley Short Films.

42. Surviving Desire (1992)

Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical experience of a relationship with a man whose life is ruled by the themes of the... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, Matt Malloy, Rebecca Nelson, Julie Kessler

Votes: 1,263

Hal Hartley Short Films.

43. L'homme de ma vie (1992)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Director: Jean-Charles Tacchella | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Thierry Fortineau, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Anne Létourneau

Votes: 78

44. La fille de l'air (1992)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Director: Maroun Bagdadi | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Thierry Fortineau, Hippolyte Girardot, Roland Bertin

Votes: 122

45. La scorta (1993)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Director: Ricky Tognazzi | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola, Ricky Memphis

Votes: 730 | Gross: $0.15M

Surprisingly not on DVD in UK.

46. The Last September (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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69 Metascore

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Warner | Stars: Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey, Keeley Hawes, David Tennant

Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.47M

On US R1.

47. My New Partner II (1990)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The partners are back and are in a tight spot! Francois is going through a moral crisis, and Rene is experiencing the same. But, honesty is not always the best policy. After being suspended... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Thierry Lhermitte, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Castaldi

Votes: 1,594

48. Le jeune Werther (1993)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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Ismael and his friends get over the death of his best friend, from whom he has recently distanced.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Ismaël Jolé-Ménébhi, Faye Gatteau, Jessica Tharaud, Mirabelle Rousseau

Votes: 169

49. Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 6,042 | Gross: $0.61M

UK VHS tape is cut, the DVDs from other countries aren't.

50. Les apprentis (1995)

95 min | Comedy

7.1
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Black comedy about two best friends, one a budding playwright and the other a motorbike freak, who spend their time annoying their girlfriends and getting into various scrapes. Things turn ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Marie Trintignant, François Cluzet, Guillaume Depardieu, Judith Henry

Votes: 905

51. Les enfants du marais (1999)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Jacques Gamblin, André Dussollier, Michel Serrault

Votes: 2,488 | Gross: $0.32M

Les Enfants Du Marais

52. 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: 4,488 | Gross: $0.92M

53. Thieves (1996)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte, Benoît Magimel

Votes: 1,699 | Gross: $0.94M

54. Mensonge (1993)

89 min | Drama

5.6
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Emma is pregnant and during a routine examination the doctors discover that she has AIDS. As she never took drugs, never had had a blood transfer and never betrayed her husband Charles, ... See full summary »

Director: François Margolin | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Didier Sandre, Hélène Lapiower, Marc Citti

Votes: 50

Not to be confused with the other Tartan release LIE.

55. Liquid Sky (1982)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

Director: Slava Tsukerman | Stars: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr

Votes: 4,353

Not on UK DVD as far as I'm aware.

56. Elles n'oublient jamais (1994)

107 min | Thriller

5.5
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Successful Julien sees his family off on holiday and at once becomes drawn into a risky relationship with Angela, whom he spies outside the cafe opposite his office. When he later finds she... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Frank | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Maruschka Detmers, Nadia Farès, Johann Martel

Votes: 253

Love in the Strangest Way

57. Lust och fägring stor (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 4,612

Released as Love Lessons.

58. La madre muerta (1993)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A criminal, shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Twenty years later, the daughter has been left mute and with a mental age of a child, spending most of her time in a mental home.

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Ana Álvarez, Lio, Silvia Marsó

Votes: 861

59. Marius and Jeannette (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Pascale Roberts, Jacques Boudet

Votes: 1,401 | Gross: $0.28M

60. Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (1996)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Benoit Blanc loves living, he loves women, he loves daring. He is a famous businessman who suffers from stomach-ache. Fabiolini, a would-be actor, is a policeman and he too suffers from the... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Bernard Tapie, Alessandra Martines, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 617

Men, Women - A User's Manual

61. Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.6
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Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Joachim Król, Rufus Beck

Votes: 5,157 | Gross: $0.37M

62. Mi vida loca (1993)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Devine

Votes: 1,645 | Gross: $3.27M

My Crazy Life

63. Mother (1926)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

7.7
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolay Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Anna Zemtsova

Votes: 1,996

I think it's unavailable on DVD in UK.

64. The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea (1991)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

6.4
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Lady M. wades every morning through the sea in order to heal her pain. But she is not what she pretends to be: Together with her partner Pompilius she finances her luxurious life by fraud ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Heynemann | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Luc Thuillier, Géraldine Danon

Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.05M

The Old Woman Who Walked into the Sea

65. The Paint Job (1993)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.0
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About a love triangle, involving house painter, his boss and the boss sensitive, vulnerable wife. The film turns into a picture of hidden desires, romantic dreams and dangerous obsessions.

Director: Michael Taav | Stars: Will Patton, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Pastorelli, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 162

66. Pétain (1993)

132 min | Drama, History

6.5
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During second world war,Philippe Pétain gets absolute powers.The war ends with the arrival of allied forces by Petainism has not been put on trial.

Director: Jean Marboeuf | Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 87

67. Petulia (1968)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,329

68. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.6
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James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, William Maxwell, Paul Jesson, Andy Rashleigh

Votes: 292

69. Ponette (1996)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schiltz, Matiaz Bureau Caton, Léopoldine Serre

Votes: 3,635 | Gross: $1.40M

Another one which surprisingly hasn't got the UK DVD treatment.

70. Beltenebros (1991)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.

Director: Pilar Miró | Stars: Terence Stamp, Patsy Kensit, José Luis Gómez, Geraldine James

Votes: 192

Prince Of Shadows

71. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Votes: 3,714 | Gross: $0.66M

72. Providence (1977)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner

Votes: 2,565

73. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith, Julie Harris

Votes: 5,262

74. The Ritz (1976)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.7
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On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 1,828

75. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,374 | Gross: $6.10M

76. La vie sexuelle des Belges 1950-1978 (1994)

85 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

Director: Jan Bucquoy | Stars: Jean-Henri Compère, Noe Francq, Isabelle Legros, Sophie Schneider

Votes: 495

UK version was cut for Molotov cocktail making.

77. Siberia (1998)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Roeland Fernhout, Hugo Metsers, Vlatka Simac, Nicole Eggert

Votes: 885

Well worth a watch.

78. Simple Men (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Bill Sage, Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $0.14M

79. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold

Votes: 4,264

80. Slam (1998)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Bonz Malone, Lawrence Wilson

Votes: 2,080 | Gross: $0.98M

81. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,380 | Gross: $0.62M

82. Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok (1992)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai, Éva Kerekes

Votes: 394

Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe

83. The Terminal Man (1974)

PG | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat

Votes: 1,469

84. Daddy Nostalgia (1990)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.0
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The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jane Birkin, Odette Laure, Emmanuelle Bataille

Votes: 554 | Gross: $1.11M

85. Tierra (1996)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Silke

Votes: 3,330

Tierra

86. Tôkyô orinpikku (1965)

Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.

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

Votes: 1,243

87. The Tune (1992)

Not Rated | 69 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Daniel Neiden, Maureen McElheron, Marty Nelson, Emily Bindiger

Votes: 622

88. Two Deaths (1995)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

6.7
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A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Sônia Braga, Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Sevilla Delofski

Votes: 392

89. Volere volare (1991)

R | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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Martina is a professional lady whose clients are harmless if eccentric; she sees herself as a social worker. Shy Maurizio dubs sound for cartoons while his outgoing brother dubs more saucy ... See full summary »

Directors: Guido Manuli, Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro, Mariella Valentini, Patrizio Roversi

Votes: 686

90. The Journey (1992)

R | 142 min | Drama

7.1
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A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis, Christina Becerra

Votes: 540

91. Welcome II the Terrordome (1995)

R | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.3
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Spike and his sister Anjela live in the Terrordome, a huge ghetto that all the blacks have been forced to live in. Jodie, Spike's pregnant white girlfriend, ran away from an abusive white ... See full summary »

Director: Ngozi Onwurah | Stars: Suzette Llewellyn, Saffron Burrows, Felix Joseph, Valentine Nonyela

Votes: 103

92. Who's the Man? (1993)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Badja Djola, Cheryl 'Salt' James

Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $11.30M