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1. Leaf on a Pillow (1998)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The Indonesian society is seen through a middle-aged lady's eyes in her daily encounters with the street children who work and live off the harsh and sleazy world of adults.

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Sarah Azhari, Deni Christantra, Christine Hakim, Heru

Votes: 212

2. Biola tak berdawai (2003)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A woman with a dark past dedicates herself to taking care of multi-handicapped children. When a young musician comes into her life, she is forced to face her history, or it will destroy her future.

Director: Sekar Ayu Asmara | Stars: Ria Irawan, Nicholas Saputra, Jajang C. Noer, Dicky Lebrianto

Votes: 85

3. Eliana, Eliana (2002)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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After three years of separation, Bunda pays her daughter Eliana a surprise visit.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Rachel Maryam Sayidina, Jajang C. Noer, Henidar Amroe, Marcella Zalianty

Votes: 125

4. Arisan! (2003)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Friendship and principles are put to a test in the circle of Jakarta's social elite which can be as turbulent as the city's slums.

Director: Nia Di Nata | Stars: Cut Mini Theo, Tora Sudiro, Aida Nurmala, Surya Saputra

Votes: 641

5. Berbagi suami (2006)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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This is the story of women those are live in polygamy life. It's about their consequence to accept the status as other wife. There are three stories, packed with satire and surprisingly ... See full synopsis »

Director: Nia Di Nata | Stars: Jajang C. Noer, Shanty, Dominique Agisca Diyose, El Manik

Votes: 344

6. 3 hari untuk selamanya (2007)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The three days trip that changes everything. In that trip they meet many things and discuss about sex, marriage and religion.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Bowie Budianto, Tutie Kirana, Ringgo Agus Rahman, Nicholas Saputra

Votes: 254

7. Sang Penari (2011)

112 min | Romance

7.1
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Young teenagers Rasus and Srintil fall in loved amidst living in poverty in their small, poor village of Dukuh Paruk in 1960s. Srintil is blessed with her dancing moves said to have certain... See full summary »

Director: Ifa Isfansyah | Stars: Prisia Nasution, Oka Antara, Slamet Rahardjo, Dewi Irawan

Votes: 188

8. Dibawah pohon (2008)

104 min

6.8
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Three women looking for answers of their life in Bali

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Ikranagara, Ayu Laksmi, Nadia Saphira, Dwi Sasono

Votes: 42

9. Opera Jawa (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Musical

6.5
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Setyo (Martinus Miroto) and Siti (Artika Sari Dewi) are young married couple with a classic domestic issue: communication. With their earthenware business comes close to going bankrupt, ... See full summary »

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Martinus Miroto, Eko Supriyanto, Artika Sari Devi, Retno Maruti

Votes: 356

10. Dead Time (2007)

102 min | Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

7.1
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A jaded cop. A narcoleptic journalist. A nation divided. A Fantasy you'd wish never come true.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Donny Alamsyah, Fachry Albar, Ario Bayu, Fahrani

Votes: 688

11. Pintu Terlarang (2009)

115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The life of a successful sculptor named is turned upside down when he began receiving mysterious messages from someone who asked for his help.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Fachry Albar, Marsha Timothy, Ario Bayu, Tio Pakusadewo

Votes: 1,431

12. Janji Joni (2005)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A film delivery man promises a beautiful young woman to deliver a film reel on time to a movie theater. But the the whole city seems to conspire against him.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Mariana Renata, Rachel Maryam Sayidina, Surya Saputra

Votes: 1,005

13. Ritual (2012)

R | 87 min | Thriller

5.5
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A man must save his two children when they disappear during a holiday in the woods.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izzi Isman, Aridh Tritama

Votes: 2,133

14. Soegija (2012)

Drama, History, War

7.2
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Though raising the universal aspect of humanity rather than emphasize the religious aspects, this film is about Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) first indigenous bishop: Monsignor Albertus... See full synopsis »

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Nirwan Dewanto, Annisa Hertami Kusumastuti, Wouter Braaf, Muhammad Abbe

Votes: 98

15. Cinta dalam sepotong roti (1992)

100 min

6.9
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Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Adjie Massaid, Monica Oemardi, Tio Pakusadewo, Rizky Teo

Votes: 36

16. Dongkrak antik (1982)

90 min

8.1
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Director: Arizal | Stars: Meriam Bellina, Idjah Bomber, Piet Burnama, Anis Chan

Votes: 46

17. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 162,380 | Gross: $4.11M

18. Merantau (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal

Votes: 8,309

19. Lovely Man (2011)

76 min | Drama

7.2
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Anchored by an outstanding turn by Asian Film Award-winner Donny Damara and bathed in an appropriately seedy neon wash, Indonesian indie writer-director Teddy Soeriaatmadjas Lovely Man is, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja | Stars: Donny Damara, Raihaanun, Yayu A.W. Unru, Ari Syarif

Votes: 173

20. Badai pasti berlalu (1977)

115 min | Drama

7.8
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Based on the famous novel, this is a story about Siska, a young woman, who gets heartbroken, as her fiancé broke off their engagement. Her brother introduces her to his friend Leo, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Teguh Karya | Stars: Rahayu Effendi, Christine Hakim, Rachmat Hidayat, George Kamarullah

Votes: 35

21. Petualangan Sherina (2000)

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.7
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Adventure of a little girl who just moved to a new town and meet a new friends

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Sherina Munaf, Derby Romero, Didi Petet, Ucy Nurul

Votes: 401

22. Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (2002)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A popular girl has to choose whether she wants to stay as a part of her clique or fall for the brooding literature-loving boy in her school.

Director: Rudy Soedjarwo | Stars: Dian Sastrowardoyo, Nicholas Saputra, Ladya Cheryl, Titi Kamal

Votes: 1,819

23. Tiga dara (1956)

7.2
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A family's attempt at matchmaking their oldest daughter and the conflicts that follow.

Director: Usmar Ismail | Stars: Chitra Dewi, Bambang Irawan, Indiati Iskak, Rendra Karno

Votes: 139

24. Macabre (II) (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

6.4
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Two newly weds Adjie and Astrid, along with 3 of their best friends decided to have an interstate road trip as a last attempt to reconcile Adjie with his estranged little sister Ladya. ... See full summary »

Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto | Stars: Shareefa Daanish, Julie Estelle, Ario Bayu, Sigi Wimala

Votes: 2,245

25. Laskar Pelangi (2008)

124 min | Drama

7.8
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In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Cut Mini Theo, Ikranagara, Tora Sudiro, Slamet Rahardjo

Votes: 1,472

26. Jomblo (2006)

7.2
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Four college best friends with their funny lifestyle about college. Met a girl who taught them about love and betrayals, and their life would never be the same again.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Dennis Adhiswara, Rianti Cartwright, Rizky Hanggono, Karenina Maria

Votes: 256

27. 9 Naga (2006)

104 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Rudy Soedjarwo | Stars: Donny Alamsyah, Fauzi Baadila, Dorman Borisman, Ajeng Sardi

Votes: 112

28. Quickie Express (2007)

117 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Director: Dimas Djayadiningrat | Stars: Sandra Dewi, Reuben Elishama, Ria Irawan, Melissa Karim

Votes: 309

29. The Photograph (2007)

94 min | Drama

7.0
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Sita is an escort at a karaoke bar who struggles to raise money to send her daughter out of the city to live with her grandmother and settle her debts with her pimp. She moves in with aging... See full summary »

Director: Nan Triveni Achnas | Stars: Kay Tong Lim, Shanty, Lukman Sardi, Indi Barends

Votes: 167

30. Pocong (2006)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Wisnu has to witness the brutal slaughter of his family and soon thereafter an evil spirit starts haunting him.

Director: Rudy Soedjarwo | Stars: Shally Tria Amanda, Ronald Kansil, Eddie Karsito, Kinaryosih

Votes: 29

31. Pocong 2 (2006)

98 min | Horror

6.6
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Two sisters find themselves haunted by an evil spirit.

Director: Rudy Soedjarwo | Stars: Revalina S. Temat, Ringgo Agus Rahman, Henidar Amroe, Agung Basuki

Votes: 115

32. Jermal (2008)

Drama

6.8
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After his mothers death, 12-year-old Jaya (Iqbal S. Manurung) is sent to his father, Johar (Didi Petet), who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim, Orlow Seunke | Stars: Iqbal S. Manurung, Didi Petet, Yayu A.W. Unru, Chairil A. Dalimunthe

Votes: 150

33. Gie (2005)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Soe Hok Gie is an activist who lived in the sixties. Set in the darkest era of Indonesian modern history, GIE is an interpretation of what happened based on his journal.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Jonathan Mulia, Thomas Nawilis, Christian Audi

Votes: 647

34. Tusuk jelangkung (2003)

103 min | Horror, Mystery

5.9
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The secret of Jelangkung will be revealed in this sequel.

Director: Dimas Djayadiningrat | Stars: Ian Bahtiar, Thomas Nawilis, Dinna Olivia, Samuel Rizal

Votes: 113

35. Fiksi. (2008)

90 min | Thriller

7.3
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Alisha (Ladya Cheryl) never feel comfortable staying in her cool and spacious home until one day she meets Bari (Donny Alamsyah) who introduces her the meaning of love.

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Ladya Cheryl, Donny Alamsyah, Aty Cancer, Egy Fedly

Votes: 224

36. Secangkir kopi pahit (1985)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Teguh Karya | Stars: Zainal Abidin, Rina Hasyim, Alex Komang, Ray Sahetapy

Votes: 15

37. November 1828 (1979)

140 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A group of Javanese villagers are driven to revolt against the Dutch colonialists in this historical drama, which revolves around the themes of loyalty and treachery.

Director: Teguh Karya | Stars: Slamet Rahardjo, Rachmat Hidayat, Sardono W. Kusumo, El Manik

Votes: 24

38. Catatan si boy (1987)

7.2
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Director: Nasri Cheppy | Stars: Didi Petet, Onky Alexander, Ayu Azhari, Meriam Bellina

Votes: 36

39. Catatan (Harian) si Boy (2011)

96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A circle of friends risking their Friendship, Trust, Love and Hope in search of a legend. A young and privileged teenager with a golden heart, beset with challenges and tribulations we face... See full summary »

Director: Putrama Tuta | Stars: Ario Bayu, Onky Alexander, Abimana Aryasatya, Tara Basro

Votes: 111

40. Naga bonar (1987)

95 min | Comedy, War

7.4
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Naga Bonar is a pickpocket. During the withdrawal of the Japanese occupying forces from Indonesia in 1945 he declares himself a general of the Liberation Forces. Soon a mask becomes his true self, and he becomes a true soldier and patriot.

Director: M.T. Risyaf | Stars: Deddy Mizwar, Nurul Arifin, Wawan Wanisar, Afrizal Anoda

Votes: 178

41. Nagabonar jadi 2 (2007)

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Director: Deddy Mizwar | Stars: Deddy Mizwar, Tora Sudiro, Wulan Guritno, Mike Lucock

Votes: 353

42. Identitas (2009)

Drama

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Director: Aria Kusumadewa | Stars: Tio Pakusadewo, Leony Vitria Hartanti, Ray Sahetapy, Titi Rajo Bintang

Votes: 31

43. Ruang (2006)

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The film opens with the arrival of an old man named Rais (Slamet Rahardjo). A diplomat who returned to his homeland since his mother died. He came to the house of his sister, Rima (Reggy ... See full synopsis »

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja | Stars: Reggy Lawalata, Luna Maya, Slamet Rahardjo, Kaharudin Syah

Votes: 25

44. Keramat (2009)

80 min | Horror

6.6
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A behind-the-scenes story of a group of filmmakers that turns out into a terrifying journey to the other "world" to save their mythically missing actress, Migi, by a supernatural power.

Director: Monty Tiwa | Stars: Poppy Sovia, Migi Parahita, Sadha Triyudha, Miea Kusuma

Votes: 170

45. Ruma Maida (2009)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja | Stars: Atiqah Hasiholan, Yama Carlos, Verdi Solaiman, Davina Veronica

Votes: 21

46. Lewat Djam Malam (1954)

101 min | Drama

7.5
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A hero of revolution returns to civilian life to find the new society very different from the ideals he fought for.

Director: Usmar Ismail | Stars: A.N. Alcaff, Dhalia, Netty Herawati, Bambang Hermanto

Votes: 82

47. Hari untuk Amanda (2010)

Drama

7.7
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Director: Angga Dwimas Sasongko | Stars: Oka Antara, Fanny Fabriana, Reza Rahadian, Kinaryosih

Votes: 66

48. Mereka bilang, saya monyet! (2008)

Drama

6.8
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Director: Djenar Maesa Ayu | Stars: Titi Rajo Bintang, Henidar Amroe, Ray Sahetapy, Bucek

Votes: 37

49. Pengabdi setan (1982)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.7
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An Indonesian version of Phantasm (1979).

Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra | Stars: Ruth Pelupessi, W.D. Mochtar, Fachrul Rozy, Simon Cader

Votes: 209

50. Bayi ajaib (1982)

94 min | Horror

7.0
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Director: Tindra Rengat | Stars: Rina Hasyim, Muni Cader, W.D. Mochtar, A.N. Alcaff

Votes: 12