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1.
Aaltra (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. True a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up... (92 mins.)
“ belgium

noordzee; texas
mixed kebab ” - candypants42
 
2.
Daisies (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life. (74 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
“ czech republic (czechoslovakia)

Ucho
Baron Prázil ” - candypants42
 
3.
The Boss of It All (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander. (99 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ denmark

idioterna
the five obstructions
torkel i knipa
du er ikke allene
babettes gästabud
en soap ” - candypants42
 
4.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ finland

leningrad cowboys go america
calamari union
take care of your scarf tatjana ” - candypants42
 
5.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ france

10+ ” - candypants42
 
6.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ germany

10+ ” - candypants42
 
7.
Noi the Albino (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland... (93 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
“ iceland ” - candypants42
 
8.
The Commitments (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ ireland ” - candypants42
 
9.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ italy

10+ ” - candypants42
 
10.
Miss Minoes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan. (86 mins.)
Director: Vincent Bal
“ netherlands ” - candypants42
 
11.
Mannen som ikke kunne le (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man who can not laugh gets help by a psychiatrist. (98 mins.)
Director: Bo Hermansson
“ norway

salmer fra kjøkkenet
mannen som elsket yngve
elling
Få meg på, for faen ” - candypants42
 
12.
Knife in the Water (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ poland ” - candypants42
 
13.
Hello! How Are You? (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Musician Gabriel and dimpled dry-cleaning proprietress Gabriela live like two strangers who no longer see each other... (105 mins.)
“ romania ” - candypants42
 
14.
Solaris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
“ russia

Kin-dza-dza!
Ya lyublyu tebya ” - candypants42
 
15.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed... (127 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ serbia (yugoslavia)

Parada ” - candypants42
 
16.
All About My Mother (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
“ spain

10+ ” - candypants42
 
17.
I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything... (121 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
“ sweden

10+ ” - candypants42
 
18.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
“ UK

10+ ” - candypants42
 
19.
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries. (109 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
“ botswana/south africa ” - candypants42
 
20.
While You Weren't Looking (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story outlines the lives of the gay and lesbian experience and relationships in a contemporary South Africa. (104 mins.)
“ south africa ” - candypants42
 
21.
XXY (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
“ argentina

plan b ” - candypants42
 
22.
BMX Bandits (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies. (88 mins.)
“ australia

the sum of us
priscilla -queen of the desert ” - candypants42
 
23.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
“ brazil

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
O Pagador de Promessas
el sexo de los angeles ” - candypants42
 
24.
Young and Wild (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony. (96 mins.)
Director: Marialy Rivas
“ chile ” - candypants42
 
25.
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other. (108 mins.)
“ cuba ” - candypants42
 
26.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs. (127 mins.)
“ canada

10+ ” - candypants42
 
27.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ mexico

redes ” - candypants42
 
28.
Bad Hair (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother. (93 mins.)
Director: Mariana Rondón
“ venezuela ” - candypants42
 
29.
Leo's Room (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids... (95 mins.)
“ uruguay ” - candypants42
 
30.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ new zeeland

forgotten silver ” - candypants42
 
31.
Undertow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. (97 mins.)
“ peru ” - candypants42
 
32.
Clueless (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ USA

10+ ” - candypants42
 
33.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ iran

the house is black
children of heaven
baran
the white balloon
circumstance
taste of cherry ” - candypants42
 
34.
Walk on Water (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal. (103 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
“ israel

ha-buah
eyes wide open
jossi and jagger
$9.99
Hearat Shulayim ” - candypants42
 
35.
Caramel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. (95 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
“ lebanon

Et maintenant on va où? ” - candypants42
 
36.
Wadjda (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
“ saudi arabia ” - candypants42
 
37.
The Music Room (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Depicts the end days of a decadent zamindar (landlord) in Bengal, and his efforts to uphold his family prestige even when faced with economic adversity. (100 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ india

margarita with a straw
the lunchbox
jaane tu na jaane na
fire
three idiots
sancharram ” - candypants42
 
38.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ china/hong kong

10+ ” - candypants42
 
39.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ japan

10+ ” - candypants42
 
40.
3-Iron (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ south korea

10+ ” - candypants42
 
41.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ taiwan

blue gate crossing
crouching tiger hidden dragon
ci quing
xi yan
eternal summer
yi yi ” - candypants42
 
42.
Love of Siam (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had. (154 mins.)
“ thailand

yes or no ” - candypants42
 
43.
Rice Rhapsody (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Fearing her son could be gay, a conservative mother takes in a French foreign exchange student, who ends up teaching the family a lot about life, acceptance, and love. (106 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bi
“ singapore ” - candypants42
 
44.
Borom sarret (1963 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man (20 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene