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1.
On Body and Soul (2017)
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An unusual love story set in the everyday world, based around the duality of sleeping and waking, mind and matter. (116 mins.)
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
 
2.
Fire at Sea (2016 Documentary)
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Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. (114 mins.)
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
 
3.
Taxi (2015)
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Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran. (82 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
4.
Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)
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An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again. (110 mins.)
Director: Yi'nan Diao
 
5.
Child's Pose (2013)
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The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger against all odds, a mother's struggle to set her child free. (112 mins.)
 
6.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
7.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
8.
Honey (2010)
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The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest. (103 mins.)
 
9.
The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the... (95 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
 
10.
Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
11.
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
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A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war. (90 mins.)
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
 
12.
Tuya's Marriage (2006)
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Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband. (86 mins.)
Director: Quan'an Wang
 
13.
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)
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A version of Georges Bizet's Carmen, set in a modern-day South African township. (122 mins.)
 
14.
Head-On (2004)
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With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love. (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
15.
Bloody Sunday (2002)
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A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
16.
In This World (2002)
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In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there... (88 mins.)
 
17.
Intimacy (2001)
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A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk. (119 mins.)
 
18.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
19.
Magnolia (1999)
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An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
 
20.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
21.
Central Station (1998)
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An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
22.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. (129 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
23.
Fresh Bait (1995)
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Three adolescents, a girl who serves as the priming and two boys, kill two men cold blooded who were... (115 mins.)
 
24.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
25.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
26.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
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A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (133 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
27.
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (1993)
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If money can't buy happiness, can it at least buy control over others? Xiang is hard-working, running a small sesame oil business... (105 mins.)
Director: Fei Xie
 
28.
The House of Smiles (1991)
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A septuagenarian couple are attracted to each other in a retirement home but find the institution and their fellow patients frown on their relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
29.
Grand Canyon (1991)
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Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles... (134 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
30.
Larks on a String (1990)
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation. (94 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
31.
Music Box (1989)
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A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects. (124 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
32.
Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
33.
Red Sorghum (1987)
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby... (91 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
34.
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
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Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart, West Germany, as the five defendants--Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof... (107 mins.)
Director: Reinhard Hauff
 
35.
The Sea and Poison (1986)
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Downed American fliers in WWII are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in cruel medical experiments. (123 mins.)
Director: Kei Kumai
 
36.
Die Frau und der Fremde (1985)
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Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends-so... (98 mins.)
Director: Rainer Simon
 
37.
Wetherby (1985)
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents. (102 mins.)
Director: David Hare
 
38.
Love Streams (1984)
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart. (141 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
39.
Ascendancy (1983)
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Connie is a member of the British landowning "Ascendancy" in Ireland after WWI. Through a chance friendship with a British soldier... (92 mins.)
Director: Edward Bennett
 
40.
Veronika Voss (1982)
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A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist. (104 mins.)
 
41.
La colmena (1982)
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As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942... (112 mins.)
Director: Mario Camus
 
42.
Fast, Fast (1981)
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Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers. (99 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
43.
Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
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(173 mins.)
 
44.
David (1979)
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(125 mins.)
 
45.
Heartland (1979)
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A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
46.
Tema (1979)
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A self-pitying but popular playwright drives to Vladimir to relax with a doting female student and another writer... (99 mins.)
Director: Gleb Panfilov
 
47.
Trout (1978)
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In a restaurant they're preparing a grand banquet in honor of a sports association of anglers, but several circumstances seem to have conspired to boycott the event. (99 mins.)
 
48.
The Ascent (1977)
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In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots... (111 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
 
49.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
50.
Adoption (1975)
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Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska... (89 mins.)
 
51.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
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The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... (120 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
52.
Distant Thunder (1973)
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As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community. (101 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
53.
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales. (111 mins.)
 
54.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic... (94 mins.)
 
55.
Early Works (1969)
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Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants... (87 mins.)
Director: Zelimir Zilnik
 
56.
Ole dole doff (1968)
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A weak and tormented teacher is pushed to the limit by his obnoxious students. (110 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
57.
The Departure (1967)
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A fast-paced comedy about a young Belgian car nut and hairdresser's apprentice, his girlfriend, and... (93 mins.)
 
58.
Cul-De-Sac (1966)
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Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems. (113 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
59.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
60.
Dry Summer (1963)
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A tobacco farmer tries to ruin his competitors crops by diverting water to his property. (90 mins.)
Director: Metin Erksan
 
61.
Bushido (1963)
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After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes. (122 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
62.
To Bed or Not to Bed (1963)
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Sordi gives a deep and touching comic performance as an Italian fur merchant who is going to Sweden... (103 mins.)
 
63.
A Kind of Loving (1962)
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law. (113 mins.)
 
64.
La Notte (1961)
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship. (122 mins.)
 
65.
El Lazarillo de Tormes (1959)
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Film based on an anonymous novel from the XVI century. (114 mins.)
Director: César Ardavín
 
66.
Les Cousins (1959)
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Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy... (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
67.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
68.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
69.
Invitation to the Dance (1956)
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This is a movie where three entirely different stories are told though dancing. Words are not used and the style of dancing is different for each part... (93 mins.)
Director: Gene Kelly
 
70.
Die Ratten (1955)
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In the early Fifties Pauline Karka (Maria Schell) comes to Berlin. She is pregnant and totally penniless... (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
71.
Hobson's Choice (1954)
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements. (108 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
72.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
 
73.
Four in a Jeep (1951)
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In post-war Vienna, occupied by the Allies, four sergeants representing each of the occupying nations (USA... (95 mins.)
 
74.
Without Leaving an Address (1951)
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Thérèse Ravenaz is a charming young woman but also the victim of a seducer who abandoned her as soon as he was told she was expecting a baby... (90 mins.)
 
75.
One Summer of Happiness (1951)
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After graduating from high school 19 year old Göran goes to his uncle Anders's farm in the countryside for recreation... (103 mins.)
Director: Arne Mattsson
 
76.
Cinderella (1950)
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When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. (74 mins.)
 
77.
Beaver Valley (1950 Documentary)
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(32 mins.)
Director: James Algar
 
78.
Justice Is Done (1950)
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Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing... (105 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte