Films which deserve more recognition

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1.
Punishment Park (1971)
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies... (88 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
“ Banned for decades--a must see for anyone who cares about political corruption ” - thezakman182
 
2.
Manic (2001)
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Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution... (100 mins.)
Director: Jordan Melamed
“ Before 500 Days of Summer, Joseph and Zooey were lost teenagers in a mental institute; a film as powerful, enigmatic and sensitive as the disorders it portrays ” - thezakman182
 
3.
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
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A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Care
“ Comics books, pranks, anti-authority, darkness, spirituality, all of it taking place between a first serious kiss and a first serious hang over ” - thezakman182
 
4.
Carts of Darkness (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts. (60 mins.)
Director: Murray Siple
“ A documentary about homeless binners who race shopping carts down the mountains of Vancouver ” - thezakman182
 
5.
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
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Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot... (103 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Before Danny Boyle was at the top of the film world he mixed angels, karaoke, action, dimwits, car chases, assassins, babes, and an eclectic soundtrack into a wild and hilarious adventure ” - thezakman182
 
6.
Citizen Ruth (1996)
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An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides. (106 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ True black comedy from the director of Sideways and the Descendants. ” - thezakman182
 
7.
Vagabond (1985)
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A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death. (105 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
“ For anyone who has ever wanted to runaway ” - thezakman182
 
8.
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
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15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog. (77 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
“ A haunting, unique, and powerful tale for anyone who was ever a lost, angry, and dark teenager ” - thezakman182
 
9.
Come and See (1985)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (136 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
“ Puts nearly ever war film to shame. ” - thezakman182
 
10.
Global Metal (2008 Documentary)
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In GLOBAL METAL, directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West's most maligned musical genre... (93 mins.)
“ If you want to learn about metal bands from the third world, this is a film for you ” - thezakman182
 
11.
Swimming (2000)
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Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town... (90 mins.)
“ Gentle, beautiful, soothing ” - thezakman182
 
12.
The Edukators (2004)
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Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. (127 mins.)
“ An intelligent and pragmatic look at many political and societal issues. ” - thezakman182
 
13.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
“ When named after a great album by one of rocks best bands, you know it'll be wicked. ” - thezakman182
 
14.
Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)
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Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free. (87 mins.)
Director: Guy Ferland
“ The best TV movie ever ” - thezakman182
 
15.
Into the West (1992)
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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ A magical, powerful, and realistic family film to be watched, remembered and treasured ” - thezakman182
 
16.
All Over Me (1997)
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Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth... (86 mins.)
Director: Alex Sichel
“ A lost teen classic with amazing music and strong performances ” - thezakman182
 
17.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ What the world needs in the wake of Twilight ” - thezakman182
 
18.
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers... (102 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
“ A perfect adaption from the author of Requiem for a Dream ” - thezakman182
 
19.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. (150 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
“ A powerful historical film with amazing music, interesting idea, and taut suspense ” - thezakman182
 
20.
Little Big League (1994)
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. (119 mins.)
“ Smart, funny, inspirational, and respectful---the way a family film should be ” - thezakman182
 
21.
Fubar (2002)
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Headbangers Terry and Dean explore the depths of friendship, and the art and science of drinking beer like a man. (76 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ the perfect drinking movie ” - thezakman182
 
22.
Roadkill (1989)
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Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared... (80 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
“ one of a kind ” - thezakman182
 
23.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge. (123 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ finally Frankenstein has been done justice on the screen ” - thezakman182
 
24.
Waking Life (2001)
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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
“ Has the power to arise an endless number of philosophical discussions. ” - thezakman182
 
25.
Away We Go (2009)
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A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ A funny and touching film by the director American Beauty ” - thezakman182
 
26.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
“ An epic unlike any ever made which rivals Shakespeare ” - thezakman182
 
27.
The Iron Giant (1999)
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A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ who said animated family films couldn't entertain all ” - thezakman182
 
28.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters...
“ If you like Juno, give this film a watch ” - thezakman182
 
29.
Meatballs (1979)
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Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp. (94 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Touching, honest, funny, and Bill Murray's first film ” - thezakman182
 
30.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
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Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. (108 mins.)
Director: John Fawcett
“ A brilliant mix of macabre, blood, werewolves, and teen girls ” - thezakman182
 
31.
Ararat (2002)
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Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide. (115 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ Intelligent, unsettling, multi-dimensional, and provocative. ” - thezakman182
 
32.
War of the Buttons (1994)
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The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces... (94 mins.)
Director: John Roberts
“ you're in for a fun ride ” - thezakman182
 
33.
The Whole Wide World (1996)
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In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert Howard... (111 mins.)
Director: Dan Ireland
“ A beautiful film which will leave you thinking about stories, those who create them, and those around you ” - thezakman182
 
34.
Lost Highway (1997)
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After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Bizarre and brilliant ” - thezakman182
 
35.
Mouth to Mouth (2005)
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An adventurous coming-of-age story that follows young rebellious Sherry through Europe as she loses her illusions, virginity and lip ring. (103 mins.)
Director: Alison Murray
“ unique, provocative, and beautiful ” - thezakman182
 
36.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
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Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ the most under rated historical epic ever ” - thezakman182
 
37.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
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A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant... (135 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
“ revolutionized superheros ” - thezakman182
 
38.
Days of Heaven (1978)
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A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ beautiful, enigmatic, humble, and haunting ” - thezakman182
 
39.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
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A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. (112 mins.)
“ A fairy tale for those who want something dangerous ” - thezakman182
 
40.
Masterminds (1997)
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Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside. (106 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
“ Die Hard meets Home Alone ” - thezakman182
 
41.
Surf's Up (2007)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. (85 mins.)
“ Funny, great characters, an interesting cast, wicked music, professional athletes, excellent use of documentary aspects, a good message, and an inspirational and unique story ” - thezakman182
 
42.
The War (1994)
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Vietnam War vet Costner must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children... (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ a take on war we should all see ” - thezakman182
 
43.
Fubar: Balls to the Wall (2010)
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Terry and Dean head north to make sweet cash in the oil patch. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ the best drinking movie just got better ” - thezakman182
 
44.
The Doom Generation (1995)
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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts. (83 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
“ The B-Movie of the grunge generation ” - thezakman182
 
45.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
“ needs to be experienced ” - thezakman182
 
46.
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
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The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's. (107 mins.)
“ the way sports should be ” - thezakman182
 
47.
This Is England (2006)
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A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
“ powerful, provocative, intelligent, and essential ” - thezakman182
 
48.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ for anyone who ever felt like they were going nowhere and needed some inspiraton ” - thezakman182
 
49.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ the way horror movies should be ” - thezakman182
 
50.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
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A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorsese's lost classic ” - thezakman182
 
51.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ a low budget film which proves that most Hollywood producers should be fired ” - thezakman182
 
52.
The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ so much beauty was put into every little aspect of this enigmatic and unique film ” - thezakman182
 
53.
Ryan (2004 Documentary)
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s. (14 mins.)
Director: Chris Landreth
“ among the most unique documentaries ” - thezakman182
 
54.
Swing Kids (1993)
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The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US... (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
“ before Christian Bale was Batman he was among rebellious anti-Nazi dancers in 1930s Germany ” - thezakman182
 
55.
Begotten (1990)
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods. (72 mins.)
“ probably the strangest film ever ” - thezakman182
 
56.
Taking Woodstock (2009)
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A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ the story behind the music ” - thezakman182
 
57.
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
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A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction. (102 mins.)
Director: Scott Kalvert
“ An artistic look at darkness, drugs, crime, and teen angst ” - thezakman182
 
58.
Return to Oz (1985)
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Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Murch
“ if you loved the Wizard of Oz, do yourself a favour and watch the sequel on the opposite side of the yin yang ” - thezakman182
 
59.
October Sky (1999)
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The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Inspiration, history, ethics, humor, strong actors, and interesting characters make this film mandatory ” - thezakman182
 
60.
The Lookout (2007)
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Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
“ Who said noir was dead? ” - thezakman182
 
61.
Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
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A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country. (98 mins.)
“ sucks you into the horrors of African war ” - thezakman182
 
62.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
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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.)
“ better than what most director ever did, but for Tarkovsky it was a start ” - thezakman182
 
63.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
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When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war. (88 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
“ One of the first fantasy epics ” - thezakman182
 
64.
Barney's Version (2010)
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The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. (134 mins.)
“ It'll give you a lot to think and laugh about ” - thezakman182
 
65.
Merlin (1998 Mini-Series)
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot. (182 mins.)
“ the best mini-series ever ” - thezakman182
 
66.
Far North (2007)
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A soldier's unexpected arrival affects two women's simple existence. (89 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
“ one wild adventure ” - thezakman182
 
67.
The Commitments (1991)
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Ireland's greatest writer and a brilliant band tell a hilarious, hopeful, touching, and honest story ” - thezakman182
 
68.
Dune (1984)
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ if any story ever took you to a different world, it was Dune ” - thezakman182
 
69.
No Man's Land (2001)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
“ many complain about Amelie not winning any Oscars, here's why ” - thezakman182
 
70.
Valhalla Rising (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde... (93 mins.)
“ For lovers of barbaric actions, epic scenery, lost history, and wild characters ” - thezakman182
 
71.
Freaks (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ the beginning of bizarre motion pictures ” - thezakman182
 
72.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ It gets better and more relevant every year ” - thezakman182
 
73.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ step into the wilderness ” - thezakman182
 
74.
The Straight Story (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother. (112 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ touching, inspirational, humane, gentle, funny, brilliantly acted, and completely true ” - thezakman182
 
75.
Angel Heart (1987)
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ noir+fantasy=brilliance ” - thezakman182
 
76.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ incredibly intelligent dialogue which will make you think and want to have similar discussions more often ” - thezakman182
 
77.
The Return (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
“ it can not be described till you experience it ” - thezakman182
 
78.
eXistenZ (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ takes you to another world and will make you think hard while being entertained ” - thezakman182
 
79.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ be afraid, be very afraid ” - thezakman182
 
80.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Following graduation, a handful of college students do nothing and talk about it wittily. (96 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ it'll take you back to your college days ” - thezakman182
 
81.
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs. (92 mins.)
Director: Rodger Grossman
“ drags you straight into a punk rock moshpit ” - thezakman182
 
82.
Tape (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years. (86 mins.)
“ stick it in your vcr ” - thezakman182
 
83.
Badlands (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ incredibly influential and beyond underrated ” - thezakman182
 
84.
Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Guy Maddin reluctantly returns to his childhood home, an abandoned Canadian island, where his parents ran an orphanage... (95 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
“ truly bizarre ” - thezakman182
 
85.
O (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin. (95 mins.)
“ should be used to teach Shakespeare in high schools ” - thezakman182
 
86.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ poetry ” - thezakman182
 
87.
Show Me Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ initially called *beep* Amal ” - thezakman182
 
88.
Pieces of April (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. (80 mins.)
Director: Peter Hedges
“ a touching tale to watch with the family on thanksgiving ” - thezakman182
 
89.
Flesh+Blood (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ if you like the title look no further ” - thezakman182
 
90.
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
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Two friends leave the picturesque yet rural province of Nova Scotia for the nightlife and culture of Toronto. They soon end up wistful and nostalgic about Nova Scotia though after finding out that Toronto isn't as fun as they'd hoped. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Shebib
“ go with this film ” - thezakman182
 
91.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ Powerful, meaningful, and brutal ” - thezakman182
 
92.
Fly Away Home (1996)
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. (107 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ never have family films and animals mixed together better ” - thezakman182
 
93.
Black Christmas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ the original and best slasher film ” - thezakman182
 
94.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (127 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ severely under marketed ” - thezakman182
 
95.
Solomon Kane (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil. (104 mins.)
“ if you want fantasy and action then this is a beast for you ” - thezakman182
 
96.
Black Book (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ a unique, intelligent, and incredibly entertaining war picture ” - thezakman182
 
97.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ a beautiful blend of romance, action, history, and nature ” - thezakman182
 
98.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Science fiction and film noir meets beauty, intelligence, inspiration, and ethics. ” - thezakman182
 
99.
Pleasantville (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two 1990s teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world. (124 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Intelligent, funny, provocative, original, and free spirted ” - thezakman182
 
100.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
“ A haunting and chilling character study which will makes you want to be like Jodie Foster's most brilliant character. ” - thezakman182