25 Greek filmsby WiseJake | created - 24 Jun 2012 | updated - 24 Jun 2012 | Public
A list of films from Greece - derived from the starting list for the TSPDT 1,000 Greatest Films listing.
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1. Anaparastasi (1970)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness. Costas Ghoussis, an emigrant recently returned to ... See full summary »
3. Oi kynigoi (1977)
168 min | Drama
On New Year's Eve, a bourgeoisie group of hunters finds the frozen body of a long dead WWII partisan fighter. They spend the night debating what to do with it, which reveals their sins from the war and leads to their symbolic punishment.
4. O Megalexandros (1980)
235 min | Drama
Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular ... See full summary »
7. To meteoro vima tou pelargou (1991)
143 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter stuck in a border town with an overcrowding of refugees sees a man he believes to be a long lost politician.
8. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995)
Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War
An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.
Votes: 5,059 | Gross: $0.04M
9. Eternity and a Day (1998)
Unrated | 137 min | Drama
Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.
Votes: 7,505 | Gross: $0.11M
10. Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (2004)
170 min | Drama, History, Romance
This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,471 | Gross: $0.02M
11. I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon (1999)
178 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be ... See full summary »
12. Stella (1955)
90 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »
13. To teleftaio psema (1958)
112 min | Drama
A daughter discovers her wealthy family is actually on the verge of bankruptcy and decides to charm a millionaire for his money in marriage. Soon she is torn between living a lie and keeping up appearances.
14. Zorba the Greek (1964)
Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama
An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
16. Evdokia (1971)
97 min | Drama, Romance
In the tumultuous years of the Greek military junta, an unconventional couple is torn between the complexities of love, life and suffocating societal relations.
18. Still Looking for Morphine (2001)
119 min | Drama
Ricky rides her motorcycle among real and imagined dangers, to arrive unscathed, but unalterably changed, at the end of summer. The unrelenting wind of the season disrupts a landscape of ... See full summary »
19. Rembetiko (1983)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.
20. Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)
127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and ... See full summary »
21. The Ogre of Athens (1956)
103 min | Crime, Drama
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.
23. Glykia symmoria (1983)
154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A man searching for his long-lost lover is kidnapped by her killers, an insane, mother-daughter duo, and they force him to commit various sexual atrocities with them.