Mr. Wolf's BIG List of Forgotten, Overlooked and Underappreciated Films.

by Mister_Wolf | last updated - 1 week ago | Public

With this list I try to shine a light on lesser known films deserving of more recognition, whether they be long forgotten or simply under-voted (less than 9000 votes). Quality ranges from minor gems to undiscovered masterpieces. Once a film surpasses 15,000 votes, I remove it and place it in the list below:

  • Stalingrad (1993)
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
  • The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • 45 Years (2015)
  • Cries & Whispers (1972)
  • The Red Shoes (1948)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  • The Virgin Spring (1960)
  • Harakiri (1962)
  • Mustang (2015)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • Death on the Nile (1978)
  • Wolf Children (2012)
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
  • The Exterminating Angel (1962)
  • The Twilight Samurai (2002)
  • My Life to Live (1962)
  • L'Avventura (1960)
  • Time of the Gypsies (1988)
  • High and Low (1963)
  • Rififi (1955)
  • Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  • Umberto D. (1952)
  • Alphaville (1965)
  • If.... (1968)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • The Big Heat (1953)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  • Nobody Knows (2004)
  • Birdy (1984)
  • The Man Without a Past (2002)
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
  • Saboteur (1942)
  • Great Expectations (1946)
  • Red Rock West (1993)
  • Klute (1971)
  • Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
  • Local Hero (1983)
  • A Moment to Remember (2004)
  • Viridiana (1961)
  • Fallen Angels (1995)
  • The Leopard (1963)
  • Rome, Open City (1945)
  • Band of Outsiders (1964)
  • That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
  • Knife in the Water (1962)
  • The Passenger (1975)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  • Le Havre (2011)
  • The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
  • Autumn Sonata (1978)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • I Confess (1953)
  • A Christmas Carol (1951)
  • Kes (1969)

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1. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)

91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk Ferjac, Alain MacMoy

Votes: 1,815 | Gross: $0.06M

Said to have inspired Michel Gondry's 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', the story also has a lot in common with Chris Marker's 'La Jetée' and Terry Gilliam's 'Twelve Monkeys', obviously.

2. 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: 1,225

Golden Lion nominee 1956 (no winner awarded). Routinely regarded as one of the greatest Greek films of all-time.

3. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

97 min | Drama

7.8
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Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 2,638

Ranked as the 144th best film of all time in a 2012 Sight & Sound poll.

4. Man Facing Southeast (1986)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Cristina Scaramuzza

Votes: 3,021 | Gross: $0.73M

The makers of this film actually sued several people connected to the 2001 science fiction film 'K-PAX' on the grounds of plagiarism, but that complaint was later withdrawn. Watch both films for yourself and see the similarities.

5. An Inspector Calls (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Olga Lindo, Brian Worth

Votes: 2,273

6. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska

Votes: 2,330

Palme d'Or nominee 1973 ('Scarecrow' (1973) and 'The Hireling' (1973) shared the honor). Not exactly material for the casual filmgoer.

7. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 16,845 | Gross: $1.11M

8. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 10,071

9. The House That Screamed (1970)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Cristina Galbó, John Moulder-Brown, Maribel Martín

Votes: 1,984

Stylish and no doubt influential Spanish thriller from the writer/director of 'Who Can Kill a Child?' (1976). One thing you can say about Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, he knew how to end a horror film proper.

10. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 2,704

'The Bitch'

It was remade by Fritz Lang in the United States as 'Scarlet Street' (1945).

Notes: From Wikipedia - In the film Michel Simon falls in love with Janie Marèze, and he did off-screen as well, while Marèze fell for Georges Flamant, who plays the pimp. Renoir and producer Pierre Braunberger had encouraged the relationship between Flamant and Marèze in order to get the fullest conviction into their performances - (Flamant was a professional criminal but an amateur actor). After the film had been completed Flamant, who could barely drive, took Marèze for a drive, crashed the car and she was killed. At the funeral Michel Simon fainted and had to be supported as he walked past the grave. He threatened Renoir with a gun, saying that the death of Marèze was all his fault. "Kill me if you like", responded Renoir, "but I have made the film"

11. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the Belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police description. His name is Amedee Lange, and he murdered Batala in Paris. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque

Votes: 2,229 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Summer Interlude (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A lonely woman recalls her first love thirteen years prior during a brief summer vacation.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin, Annalisa Ericson

Votes: 3,610

Golden Lion nominee 1952 ('Forbidden Games' (1952) won). Considered Ingmar's first "important" film. Bergman established many of the themes he'd explore more thoroughly in future films here.

13. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadna Welter

Votes: 3,751

14. El Sur (1983)

95 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north of Spain. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Icíar Bollaín, Lola Cardona

Votes: 3,006

Golden Hugo winner 1983. Palme d'Or nominee 1983 ('The Ballad of Narayama' (1983) won). Made 10 years after his first film, this is Víctor Erice's enigmatic follow-up to his brilliant masterpiece 'The Spirit of the Beehive', a neglected gem.

15. Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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A minor Czech clan falls afoul of the King in medieval times, against the backdrop of Christianity replacing Paganism.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Josef Kemr, Magda Vásáryová, Nada Hejna, Jaroslav Moucka

Votes: 3,229

Voted the greatest Czech film of all-time.

16. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,682 | Gross: $0.03M

Just see it. Many will be perplexed to the point of disliking it, others, like I, will be enthralled by its strange magic.

17. Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny

Votes: 1,578

'The Devil's Envoys'

18. Unico (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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A story about how joy and happiness can be the most powerful weapon ever. A young unicorn is ordered to be taken from his home by the gods. They are envious of little Unico's power to bring... See full summary »

Directors: Toshio Hirata, Osamu Tezuka | Stars: Katsue Miwa, Ryouko Kitamiya, Kazuko Sugiyama, Junko Hori

Votes: 575

Starts out light, but soon gets very dark. Thus is the fate of "Unico". AKA - 'The Fantastic Adventures of Unico'.

19. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 5,702

20. Twisted Nerve (1968)

M | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him, and a brother with Down's Syndrome shut away in ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Billie Whitelaw, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 1,456

Daryl Hannah's catchy whistling from 'Kill Bill' was borrowed this film and was composed by Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Hitchcock's frequent collaborator.

21. Stars (1959)

91 min | War, Drama

7.5
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The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice.

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Sasha Krusharska, Jürgen Frohriep, Erik S. Klein, Stefan Pejchev

Votes: 267

22. Story of a Certain Street Corner (1962)

38 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.3
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In a small and colourful town, a little girl, a tiny grey mouse, a plentiful sycamore tree, a troublesome moth and a vivid community of posters coexist in a forgotten street corner.

Directors: Yusaku Sakamoto, Eiichi Yamamoto

Votes: 159


Osamu Tezuka’s childhood experiences in wartime Japan indelibly shaped the themes and motifs of his manga and anime. His award-winning animation Story of a Certain Street Corner (aka Tales of the Street Corner/ ある街角の物語, 1962) is the most lyrical expression of Tezuka’s humanist, anti-war sentiments...-Nishikata Film Review

23. La voix du rossignol (1925)

13 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.1
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A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night. A young girl who has caught a nightingale dreams about the nightingale and its mate, and ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Star: Nina Star

Votes: 285

24. The Little Mermaid (1968)

29 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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Rusalochka opens in modern day Copenhagen, Denmark. Several tourists gather around the capital's famous mermaid statue, as a tour guide explains its significance. A fish in the water below ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Aksenchuk | Stars: Nina Gulyaeva, Lidiya Korolyova, Roza Makagonova, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 234


'The Little Mermaid' "On the motives of a fairy tale of Andersen. The Film is about love and friendship. Mermaid falls in love with fine prince and rescues him from destruction. She wanted to be with him so she loses her voice in exchange for a human appearance."

25. Tristana (1970)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

7.6
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93 Metascore

Shortly after her mother's death, an innocent and youthful woman will find refuge into the household of her middle-aged aristocratic guardian, who will submit her to his sexual advances.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos

Votes: 8,053 | Gross: $0.01M

Best Foreign Language Film nominee at the 1971 Academy Awards ('Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion' (1970) won).

26. Dong dong de jiàqi (1984)

93 min | Drama

7.9
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A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister whom spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chi-Kuang Wang, Shu-Chen Li, Hsiu-Ling Lin, Mei-Feng

Votes: 886


Grandpa (Koo Chuen) and Grandma (Mei Fong) live in the fertile Taiwanese countryside. A boy (Wang Chi-Kwang) and his sister (Sun Cheeng-Lee) are packed off to their grandparents when their mother falls ill. Though relationships are strained at first, the boy and girl end up having a wonderful summer with grandpa, as the old man takes them on fishing trips and helps them in their search for a lost cow. Summer At Grandpa's didn't have a very long theatrical life in Taiwan, though it proved more successful on the international scene. The film's original title was Tung-Tung-Te-Chia-Ch'i, which in itself is reason enough to see it - Allrovi

27. Waga koi wa moenu (1949)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A woman's struggle for equality in Japan in the 1880s. Eiko Hirayama leaves Okayama for Tokyo, where she helps the fledgling Liberal Party and falls in love with its leader Kentaro Omoi, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito, Kuniko Miyake, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 269

28. White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze, Pavel Luspekayev

Votes: 5,352

29. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.8
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During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 9,628

Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film ('La Cage aux Folles' (1978) won), unnominated Dutch submission for the Academy Award.

30. Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)

126 min | Drama, Musical

8.1
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A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya

Votes: 1,708

31. Caught (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 2,523

32. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966)

94 min | Drama

7.0
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A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "field of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being able to have his love fulfilled he tries to escape it and moves house and job. Working ... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Senne Rouffaer, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Hector Camerlynck, Hilde Uitterlinden

Votes: 594

33. 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: 4,105

34. Erotikon (1929)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Karel Schleichert, Ita Rina, Olaf Fjord, Theodor Pistek

Votes: 393


'Erotikon' - Remarkably frank for any era, EROTIKON is drenched in a ripe sensuality that flows freely from every frame. A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a stranger. What happens next appears to follow the ages-old dictate of guilt, humiliation, and punishment but director Gustav Machat has something far more adult up his sleeve. A genuine scorcher from Czechoslovakia -Brown Paper Tickets

35. Ucho (1970)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský, Miroslav Holub

Votes: 1,880

36. A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec | Stars: Ivan Vyskocil, Jan Klusák, Jiri Nemec, Pavel Bosek

Votes: 1,085

37. The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Claus Holm, Annemarie Düringer, Mario Adorf, Hannes Messemer

Votes: 730

38. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.01M

39. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell

Votes: 1,666 | Gross: $0.21M

40. The Music Lovers (1970)

R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Christopher Gable

Votes: 1,945

41. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 603

42. Devil in the Flesh (1947)

122 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Denise Grey, Jean Debucourt

Votes: 578

43. Nagaya shinshiroku (1947)

72 min | Drama

7.9
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A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy who was separated from his carpenter father somehow and somewhere in Kudan. All Tashiro ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Hôhi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa, Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Votes: 1,365

44. Olivier, Olivier (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Brigitte Roüan, François Cluzet, Jean-François Stévenin, Frédéric Quiring

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $1.26M

45. Tóngnián wangshì (1985)

138 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chia-bao Chang, Neng Chang, Chih-Chen Chen, Han-wen Chen

Votes: 1,695

46. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

132 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore

Votes: 2,243

47. Summer (1986)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her...

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Marie Rivière, María Luisa García, Vincent Gauthier, Amira Chemakhi

Votes: 4,667 | Gross: $0.04M

48. Angel (1937)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,578

49. A zori zdes tikhie (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 2,690

50. Cadaveri eccellenti (1976)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery

7.5
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A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 1,458

51. Nine Lives (1957)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 1,320

52. Beiqíng chéngshì (1989)

157 min | Drama

8.1
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Shu-Fen Hsin, Sung Young Chen, Jack Kao

Votes: 3,130


Seen through the prism of the Lin family, this complex family drama from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao Hsien details a brief but crucial moment in Taiwanese history between 1945, when 50 years of Japanese colonial rule came to an end, and 1949, when Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Kuomintang forces established a government-in-exile after the Communist army captured mainland China. The film opens with the reedy voice of Emperor Hirohito announcing Japan's surrender as the eldest of the Lin clan's four sons awaits the birth of his child in a coastal town not far from Taipei. Soon afterward, he changes the name of his Japanese decorated bar to "Little Shanghai" and begins trading in the post-war black market. The second son has died in Philippines during the war. The third son, who had a nervous breakdown in Shanghai, starts to consort with Shanghaiese drug dealers upon his return to Taiwan. Once the eldest learns of the third's dealings, he forces him to stop. In retaliation, the Shanghaiese mob arranges for the third son to be imprisoned on trumped up charges of collaboration with the Japanese. The youngest son, Wen-ching, is a gentle deaf-mute photographer who has leftist leanings. The film climaxes with the notorious Incident of February 28, 1947, a Tiananmen Square-style massacre of native Taiwanese committed by Kuomintang troops resulting in between 18,000 to 28,000 causalities. The wounded pour into the neighbor clinic as Wen-ching and his friend Hinoe get arrested. After his release, Hinoe heads for the mountains to join the leftist guerillas while Wen-ching promises to look after his friend's sister Hinomi. Soon after, Wen-ching and Hinomi marry. Just as she is about to bear a child, however, the Kuomintang arrests Wen-ching for his involvement with the guerillas - Allrovi

53. The Round-Up (1966)

90 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 1,970

54. Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991)

Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.4
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90 Metascore

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang, Elaine Jin

Votes: 4,196


Edward Yang's fifth picture is a novelistic exploration of the meanings and contradictions of Taiwanese cultural identity. Set in 1960, and based on a true incident weighing heavily on Yang's own youth, the film -- which, in its unedited form, clocks in at just under four hours -- primarily focuses on the life of S'ir, a high school student whose civil servant father was among the millions of Chinese mainlanders who fled to Taipei in the wake of 1949's civil uprisings. In the picture's opening scenes, it is revealed that S'ir is teetering on the brink of academic expulsion; like so many of the film's characters, he is clearly yearning for a stronger sense of belonging, and as a result joins a youth gang, much to the detriment of his life at home and at school. In time, he falls for Ming, a flirtatious girl with domestic troubles of her own; this ill-fated couple's circle of friends also includes Honey, an exiled gang leader, Si'r's best friend Xiao Ma, and Cat, a younger boy obsessed with Elvis Presley. (The lyrics to Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," phonetically transcribed by Si'r's older sister, lend the film its title.) - Allrovi

55. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 830

56. Spalovac mrtvol (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 4,992

57. The Devil's Trap (1962)

85 min | Drama

7.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Jirina Bílá, Karla Chadimová, Vlastimil Hasek, Josef Hlinomaz

Votes: 268


Although this well-wrought Czech drama has a definite materialistic slant the story is entertaining, set in the 16th century when the Inquistion was still in force. A small town is one day visited by a priest who is there on a secret mission. He is a member of the Inquisition sent to investigate the activities of a local miller. The miller and his son are the descendants of an old family whose ancestral home burned down a century ago, but was rebuilt from scratch. The miller inherited much of his knowledge about the land, water, and a building's stability from generations of family experience. His reputation for finding water and predicting when a structure might collapse have come to the attention of the Inquisition -surely he must be in league with the Devil - Allrovi

58. Distant Thunder (1973)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.2
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As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Chitra Banerjee

Votes: 942

59. Oci ciornie (1987)

117 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.6
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Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Marthe Keller, Elena Safonova

Votes: 2,445 | Gross: $2.20M

60. Melody (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

Votes: 2,077

A more charming film you are not likely to find, and you just can't beat that ending! Where's the love?

Tracy Hyde did a little more acting throughout the years, but not much. Mark Lester retired from film in 1977, but there is a rumored comeback. Jack Wild continued acting sporadically until 2005, but tragically died in 2006 from oral cancer caused by his alcoholism and smoking. He was 53.

61. Devi (1960)

93 min | Drama

8.0
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A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Bannerjee

Votes: 1,452 | Gross: $0.09M

62. Trzecia czesc nocy (1971)

105 min | Drama, Horror, War

7.4
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Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski

Votes: 1,316

63. Neokonchennaya pesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino (1977)

103 min | Drama

8.0
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Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Aleksandr Kalyagin, Elena Solovey, Evgeniya Glushenko, Antonina Shuranova

Votes: 2,343

64. O thiasos (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

8.0
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis

Votes: 2,691

65. The Bridge (1959)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 5,855

66. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 2,946

67. The Homecoming (1973)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.1
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In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence, and introduces the four men, father, uncle, and two brothers, to his wife.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Paul Rogers, Terence Rigby

Votes: 543

68. Toto le héros (1991)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

Votes: 4,595 | Gross: $1.23M

69. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

Votes: 2,472

70. Moonlighting (1982)

PG | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

Votes: 2,106

71. Betrayal (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar

Votes: 1,242

A film told in reverse chronological order. Sound familiar? Besides the obvious film, you may also remember a Seinfeld episode, "The Betrayal", that was actually inspired by this film's structure. Great film ... and great Seinfeld episode!

72. Peppermint Frappé (1967)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 810

73. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 623


Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Charles makes the acquaintance of much-older Lila (Maggie Smith.) He falls in love with her, but she is resistant. Eventually touched by Charles' clumsy sincerity, Lila invites him to bed....-Allrovi

74. The Aviator's Wife (1981)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her lover.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 2,232

75. 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: 1,359

76. Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)

R | 112 min | Horror

7.3
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A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros

Votes: 5,056

Also known as 'Island of the Damned'.

77. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Vida Hope

Votes: 1,056

78. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.5
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

Votes: 1,090

Laugh-out-loud hilarious! Seek this one out.

79. Kuroi ame (1989)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

8.0
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 2,450

80. Ludwig (1973)

PG | 238 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The reign of the tormented Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from 1864 to 1886.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Silvana Mangano

Votes: 3,514

81. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.6
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From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry

Votes: 1,673

Brutally great performance by Woodward. Nell Potts, who gives a terrific and guileless performance herself, is Woodward's real-life daughter, and she and her father, Paul Newman, were once cast as the father and daughter grifters in the film 'Paper Moon', but dropped out, much to Ryan and Tatum O'Neal's good fortune. Nell only starred in two films, this and 'Rachel, Rachel' (1968), both directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward.

82. Zoo in Budapest (1933)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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An orphan girl escapes her caregivers to be with a young man raised at the zoo whose only previous friends are the animals.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Loretta Young, Gene Raymond, O.P. Heggie, Wally Albright

Votes: 346

83. School for Scoundrels (1960)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.5
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, Cyril Frankel | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott

Votes: 2,480

Remade in 2006. Awful film. The original is king!

84. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel

Votes: 2,745 | Gross: $0.04M

85. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno

Votes: 1,395

86. Shussho Iwai (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, a gangster gets released early - only to find that his ex-gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, bloodshed is bound to begin anew.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Rumi Aiki, Hideyo Amamoto, Noboru Andô, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 361


Wolves is set in Japan in the 1920s. The disintegration of the ancient samurai traditions is paralleled with the rise of the Yakuza, Japan's equivalent of the Mafia. Three gangsters try to keep themselves from getting killed, not only by their higher-ups but by those who perceive them as a threat against the old ways. Evocatively photographed, Wolves allows Western audiences a glimpse of an oft-ignored chapter in Japanese history - Allrovi

87. Summer with Monika (1953)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Votes: 8,888

88. Moy drug Ivan Lapshin (1985)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrey Mironov, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 1,476


Alexei German's third film as director is based on stories written by his father, prominent author Yuri German. The mostly black-and-white film begins with a present-day color sequence, then reverts to monochrome and the freezing winter of 1935, when the narrator was nine years old. The boy lived in an apartment with his father and two other men, Police Chief Ivan Lapshin (Andrei Boltnev) and his officious underling (Alexei Zharkov). The story focuses on Lapshin as he tracks down a gang of crooks in his provincial Russian village, helps his recently widowed friend, and enters into a tentative relationship with an actress (Nina Ruslanova). Capable direction by German and a talented ensemble cast make this detailed look at the pre-purge Soviet Union both entertaining and richly rewarding - Allrovi

89. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,045

90. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

7.9
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,549


Re-released in 1972, Ochazuke No Aji, or The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice, is one of those films whose transcendent simplicity transforms an ordinary story into something special. A man with very simple tastes and habits meets with growing exasperation from his more sophisticated wife. She treats him with increasing disrespect and nearly has an affair, but something changes her attitude and she returns to him with an appreciation for his simplicity and reliability.-Allrovi

91. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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Pavel, a young student living in Prague in 1942, hides a Jewish girl in his apartment building's attic. Amidst the brutality of the occupying German army, love blossoms between the two. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Ivan Mistrík, Daniela Smutná, Jirina Sejbalová, Frantisek Smolík

Votes: 293

92. Beggars of Life (1928)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 665

93. Chikamatsu monogatari (1954)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 2,634

The Crucified Lovers

94. 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: 1,586

95. Az prijde kocour (1963)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of... See full summary »

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Jan Werich, Emília Vásáryová, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 646

96. 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: 1,564

97. History Is Made at Night (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Divorcee Irene Vail falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back...

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Colin Clive

Votes: 1,193

98. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

7.5
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Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 1,922

99. Jana Aranya (1976)

131 min | Drama

8.3
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A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pradip Mukherjee, Rafiq Ahmed, S. Bagchi, Ajit Banerjee

Votes: 922

100. La souriante Madame Beudet (1923)

26 min | Drama

6.8
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One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in ... See full summary »

Director: Germaine Dulac | Stars: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d'Yd, Yvette Grisier

Votes: 1,495