20 greatest greek films of all time

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1. I fotografia (1986)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to emigrate to France, where he hopes to join a distant relative of his, Gerassimos ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Christos Tsagas, Aris Retsos, Zozo Zarpa, Despina Tomazani

Votes: 156

2. Karkalou (1984)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Stavros Tornes | Stars: Stelios Anastasiadis, Ismini Kariotaki, Marios Karamanis, Yannis Iliopoulos

Votes: 71

3. Young Aphrodites (1963)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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During a merciless drought, the brute nature of man and the delicate essence of the woman will yield under the omnipotence of the carnal instinct.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Eleni Prokopiou, Takis Emmanuel, Kleopatra Rota, Vangelis Ioannidis

Votes: 579

4. Evdokia (1971)

97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the tumultuous years of the Greek military junta, an unconventional couple is torn between the complexities of love, life and suffocating societal relations.

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Maria Vassiliou, Giorgos Koutouzis, Koula Agagiotou, Christos Zorbas

Votes: 542

5. Taxidi sta Kythira (1984)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 1,586

6. The Ogre of Athens (1956)

103 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 1,242

7. ...mehri to ploio (1966)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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A gruff highlander leaves his village and heads to the town and harbor where he will embark for Australia. We follow his descent to the sea through three stories. At first, he works with a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Christos Tsagas, Alexis Damianos, Eleni Bourbouhaki, Venia Palliri

Votes: 123

8. The Fear (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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In this disturbing family drama, a prosperous middle-aged farmer takes up gambling and whoring at the expense of his devoted second wife. Meanwhile, his son the pervert becomes fascinated ... See full summary »

Director: Kostas Manoussakis | Stars: Elli Fotiou, Anestis Vlahos, Spiros Focás, Elena Nathanail

Votes: 137

9. Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Sperantza Vrana

Votes: 1,913

10. I Hrysomallousa (1978)

95 min | Drama

5.1
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Director: Adonis Lykouresis | Stars: Vera Krouska, Adonis Katsaris, Vangelis Kazan, Nikos Alevras

Votes: 8

11. Balamos (1982)

82 min | Fantasy

7.5
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Director: Stavros Tornes | Stars: Stavros Tornes, Kyriakos Vilanakis, Eleni Maniati, Mitsos Angelakopoulos

Votes: 52

12. To dendro pou pligoname (1986)

75 min | Drama

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Director: Dimos Avdeliodis | Stars: Yannis Avdeliodis, Nikos Mioteris, Marina Delivoria, Katerina Kyriakodi

Votes: 181

13. I timi tis agapis (1984)

110 min | Drama, Romance

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The wife of an alcoholic and mother of four (Toula Stathopoulou) is a factory worker in Corfu at the beginning of the 20th century. A fallen noble man who has fallen on hard times (Stratis ... See full summary »

Director: Tonia Marketaki | Stars: Toula Stathopoulou, Anny Loulou, Stratis Tsopanellis, Giorgos Agiovlassitis

Votes: 138

14. Mania (1985)

92 min | Adventure

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Director: Giorgos Panousopoulos | Stars: Alessandra Vanzi, Aris Retsos, Antonis Theodorakopoulos, Andreas Andreopoulos

Votes: 61

15. Listeia stin Athina (1969)

97 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Vangelis Serdaris | Stars: Anestis Vlahos, Christos Tsagas, Yiorgos Kalantzis, Christiana Prokos

Votes: 20

16. Oi apenanti (1981)

121 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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From the opposite apartment, a young man observes the daily life of an unsuspected woman. Will she ever know his existence?

Director: Giorgos Panousopoulos | Stars: Betty Livanou, Aris Retsos, Giorgos Siskos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 237

17. O vasilias (2002)

130 min | Drama

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A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Marilita Lambropoulou, Minas Hatzisavvas, Babis Giotopoulos

Votes: 1,295

18. Nai men, alla... (1972)

85 min | Drama

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A young man pushed beyond his endurance remembers his life on the roof of a tall building. He's there to commit suicide.

Director: Pavlos Tasios | Stars: Fanis Hinas, Melani Stantzou, Alexis Damianos, Lakis Gekas

Votes: 36

19. To proxenio tis Annas (1972)

87 min | Drama

7.0
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Anna is a servant of an old lady for ten years. The old lady chooses a man for Anna.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Anna Vagena, Smaro Veaki, Kostas Rigopoulos, Stavros Kalaroglou

Votes: 242

20. Iniohos (1995)

180 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.9
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The story of a Greek from 1941 on. Hniochos, still a student is captured by the Italians and imprisoned. In prison he will take the first hard lessons and acquire a life stance in the light of energy. He escapes and becomes a guerrilla.

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Vasias Eleftheriadis, Alexis Damianos, Thodoris Polizonis, Dimitris Tragas

Votes: 51