25 Greek films

by 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

7.5
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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 »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Toula Stathopoulou, Yannis Totsikas, Thanos Grammenos, Petros Hoedas

Votes: 790

2. 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: 2,718

3. Oi kynigoi (1977)

168 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Mairi Hronopoulou, Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan

Votes: 516

4. O Megalexandros (1980)

235 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Mihalis Giannatos, Grigoris Evangelatos

Votes: 603

5. 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: 1,586

6. Topio stin omichli (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

8.0
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Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 4,944

7. To meteoro vima tou pelargou (1991)

143 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A reporter stuck in a border town with an overcrowding of refugees sees a man he believes to be a long lost politician.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Patrick Karr, Ilias Logothetis

Votes: 1,482

8. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995)

Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 5,059 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 7,505 | Gross: $0.11M

10. Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (2004)

170 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

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 »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Giorgos Armenis, Vasilis Kolovos

Votes: 3,471 | Gross: $0.02M

11. I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon (1999)

178 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Dimos Avdeliodis | Stars: Angeliki Malanti, Angelos Pantelaras, Takis Agoris, Yannis Tsoubariotis

Votes: 338

12. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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 »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 1,973

13. To teleftaio psema (1958)

112 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Athena Michaelidou, Eleni Zafeiriou, Giorgos Pappas

Votes: 450

14. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 17,060

15. The Trojan Women (1971)

GP | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas

Votes: 963

16. Evdokia (1971)

97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the tumultuous years of the Greek military junta, an unconventional couple is torn between the complexities of love, life and suffocating societal relations.

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Maria Vassiliou, Giorgos Koutouzis, Koula Agagiotou, Christos Zorbas

Votes: 542

17. Never on Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Votes: 4,343

18. Still Looking for Morphine (2001)

119 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

Director: Yannis Fagras | Stars: Ekavi Douma, Panagiotis Karras, Nikos Pomonis, Christina Fragiadaki

Votes: 173

19. Rembetiko (1983)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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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.

Director: Costas Ferris | Stars: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka

Votes: 2,210

20. Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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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 »

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Sperantza Vrana

Votes: 1,913

21. 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: 1,242

22. The Aegean Tragedy (1961)

63 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Basil Maros | Stars: Vassilis Zochos, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, King George VI

23. Glykia symmoria (1983)

154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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 »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Despina Tomazani, Dora Masklavanou, Takis Moschos, Takis Spiridakis

Votes: 989

24. Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma (1990)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.6
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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.

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Meredyth Herold, Panos Thanassoulis, Michele Valley

Votes: 1,747

25. Karkalou (1984)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Stavros Tornes | Stars: Stelios Anastasiadis, Ismini Kariotaki, Marios Karamanis, Yannis Iliopoulos

Votes: 71