Submissions for Best Foreign Lanuage Film at the Academy Awards

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1.
Shoeshine (1946)
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship. (93 mins.)
 
2.
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. (111 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cloche
 
3.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
4.
The Walls of Malapaga (1949)
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A French fugitive arrives in Genoa, where he becomes entangled with an Italian woman and her daughter. (104 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
5.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
6.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
7.
Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (86 mins.)
 
8.
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai. (93 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
9.
Qivitoq (1956)
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In this visual masterpiece and first Oscar nominated Danish film, young teacher Eva arriving in Greenland, surprising her fiancée in the arms of a woman. Seeking refuge, she meets a man also carrying a broken heart in the scenic landscape. (119 mins.)
Director: Erik Balling
 
10.
Gervaise (1956)
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Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it... (112 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
11.
The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years... (93 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
12.
La Strada (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
 
13.
The Burmese Harp (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
14.
Anak dalita (1956)
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(119 mins.)
 
15.
Afternoon of the Bulls (1956)
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Sellout in the bullring of Las Ventas in Madrid. A luxury poster is about to deal a cattle from Antonio Pérez Tabernero... (75 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
16.
Ratataa eller The Staffan Stolle Story (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Staffan Stolle becomes the sole heir to a rich and noble family when he is just a little boy. Early... (107 mins.)
Director: Hasse Ekman
 
17.
Be Dear to Me (1957)
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(101 mins.)
 
18.
The Gates of Paris (1957)
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An old bum becomes infatuated with a pretty young girl who gets entangled with a young gangster. (95 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
19.
The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
20.
I limni ton pothon (1957)
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(98 mins.)
 
21.
Mother India (1957)
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In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code. (172 mins.)
Director: Mehboob
 
22.
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
 
23.
Untamed Woman (1957)
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A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality. (121 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
24.
Torero (1956 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the... (75 mins.)
Director: Carlos Velo
 
25.
Nine Lives (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape... (96 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
26.
Main Street (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her. (99 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
27.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
28.
The Girls Are Willing (1958)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
29.
Cairo Station (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station... (77 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
30.
Mon Oncle (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. (117 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
31.
Helden (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers... (100 mins.)
 
32.
Madhumati (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house... (110 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
33.
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce. (106 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
34.
The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads... (98 mins.)
 
35.
La venganza (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch. (122 mins.)
 
36.
The Magician (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports... (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
37.
The Year Long Road (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The plot is set in an underdeveloped and remote area of a fictitious country, where the locals try to... (162 mins.)
 
38.
Boy of Two Worlds (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Young boy whose father was from Denmark and mother from a tropical island must live with his paternal aunt in Denmark. His skin color becomes an issue right away and he decides to escape and live in the forest. (93 mins.)
 
39.
The Curlew's Cry (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story... (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
40.
Black Orpheus (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
41.
The Bridge (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
42.
Yu guo tian qing (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Feng Yueh
 
43.
The World of Apu (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer as he lives through poverty, and the unforeseen turn of events. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
44.
The Great War (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I. (137 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
45.
Nazarin (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor. (94 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
46.
Village by the River (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An independent-thinking doctor in a rural community with his own ideas of how medicine should be practiced begins to find himself ostracized from the community after one of his patients commits suicide. (92 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
47.
Jago Hua Savera (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Based on he daily lives of the fishermen of East Bengal. (90 mins.)
Director: A.J. Kardar
 
48.
Kingdom and the Beauty (1959)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
 
49.
Train Without a Timetable (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story about colonization of poor Dalmatian peasants to the fertile Pannonian plain shortly after WWII. (121 mins.)
Director: Veljko Bulajic
 
50.
A Morte Comanda o Cangaço (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man's farm is attacked and his mother gets killed. Looking for revenge, he goes about chasing the men who killed her. (100 mins.)
 
51.
Teenagers (1961)
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(125 mins.)
Director: Ahmed Diaeddin
 
52.
The Truth (1960)
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Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty... (130 mins.)
 
53.
Faust (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The aging scientist Faust is desperately in search of knowledge and insight, but without success. To escape from this ignorance... (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Gorski
 
54.
The Enchanting Shadow (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(83 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
 
55.
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Inspired by true events, a 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father. (197 mins.)
Director: K. Asif
 
56.
Kapò (1960)
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A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp. (118 mins.)
 
57.
Late Autumn (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends. (128 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
58.
Macario (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him... (91 mins.)
 
59.
At Five in the Afternoon (1961)
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(103 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
60.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A kind but pampered beautiful young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
61.
The Ninth Circle (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In order to save Jewish girl from the Nazis and their colaborators, Croatian family arranges her to be wed to their young son... (107 mins.)
Director: France Stiglic
 
62.
Summerskin (1961)
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(96 mins.)
 
63.
Everyman (1961)
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(105 mins.)
 
64.
Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler... (105 mins.)
 
65.
Wa Islamah (1961)
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(110 mins.)
 
66.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a strange chateau, a man insists to a woman that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
67.
Stree (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: V. Shantaram
 
68.
La Notte (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship. (115 mins.)
 
69.
Sandakan 8 (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8. (120 mins.)
Director: Kei Kumai
 
70.
Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all... (104 mins.)
 
71.
The Moises Padilla Story (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Based on actual events, "The Moises Padilla Story" tells of a man's gallant stand, courage and struggle to fight an oligarchic governor who commands a private army to enforce his repressions of freedom.
Director: Gerardo de Leon
 
72.
Placido (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor... (85 mins.)
 
73.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
74.
Die Schatten werden länger (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(91 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
75.
The Old Young People (1962)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Rodolfo Kuhn
 
76.
The Given Word (1962)
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A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end? (98 mins.)
Director: Anselmo Duarte
 
77.
Chased by the Dogs (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After four years in prison, the young thief Said Mahran come out of jail & seek revenge against those... (125 mins.)
Director: Kamal El Sheikh
 
78.
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia... (110 mins.)
 
79.
Electra (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge. (110 mins.)
 
80.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective. (152 mins.)
Director: Abrar Alvi
 
81.
The Four Days of Naples (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war... (116 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
82.
Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The trials, tribulations, and joys of raising a child. The film follows the everyday events of a family with one boy... (88 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
83.
My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ok-hui lives with her grandmother, her mother and the maid. People refer to their house as the "Widow House" because all three adult women who live there are widows. One day, a teacher named Mr. Han moves into the house as a lodger. (103 mins.)
Director: Shin Sang-okk
 
84.
Tlayucan (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man becomes a thief out of desperation. If his identity becomes known, his neighbors might lynch him. The only friendly face in town is the local priest. (105 mins.)
Director: Luis Alcoriza
 
85.
Kalde spor (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Wartime 1944. Oddmund stays at a remote cabin in the high mountains, about to lead 12 refugees out of the country. But he also awaits the most important person is his life, Ragnhild, which isn't coming. (96 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
86.
Girl from La Mancha (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
(94 mins.)
 
87.
Älskarinnan (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
If someone just then had told her that she in a few months would be the mistress of her boss, she would become aggrieved and indignant. Women who tangled with married men was not acceptable to her. (77 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
88.
The Fire Within (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
89.
The Red Lanterns (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of 6 or 7 prostitutes, at Pireas harbor. (132 mins.)
 
90.
The Love Eterne (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(122 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
 
91.
The Big City (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. (131 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
92.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
93.
Koto (1963)
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Two twin girls are separated at birth. One grows up in a loving family. The other one doesn't. They finally meat by complete accident on a town fair. No one ever told them about the other one so they begin familiarizing with each other. (107 mins.)
Director: Noboru Nakamura
 
94.
The Paper Man (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A deaf and mute vagabond finds a large denomination bill in a Mexico City dump, and while he tries to buy something with it... (110 mins.)
 
95.
The Dark Room of Damocles (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard... (119 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
96.
Ghoonghat (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Khurshid Anwar
 
97.
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
 
98.
Los tarantos (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A boy and a girl from two rival Gypsy families fall in love. (83 mins.)
Director: Rovira Beleta
 
99.
The Silence (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two sisters and 13-year old boy travel in a fictitious foreign country. The older sister gets sick and the three move into a hotel. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
100.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. (95 mins.)