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1. 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

Alexis Damianos

2. 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: 602

Theodoros Angelopoulos

3. 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: 1,240

Nikos Koundouros

4. ...mehri to ploio (1966)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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A gruff highlander leaves his village and heads to the town and harbor where he will embark for Australia. We follow his descent to the sea through three stories. At first, he works with a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Christos Tsagas, Alexis Damianos, Eleni Bourbouhaki, Venia Palliri

Votes: 123

Alexis Damianos

5. 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: 2,716

Theodoros Angelopoulos

6. Agelastos petra (2000)

87 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary about Eleusina. The past and the present, in complete antithesis, coexist in a place spoiled by modern industry but which long ago hosted the Eleusinian Mysteries, the secret ... See full summary »

Director: Filippos Koutsaftis | Star: Panagiotis Farmakis

Votes: 368

Filippos Koutsaftis

7. I fotografia (1986)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to emigrate to France, where he hopes to join a distant relative of his, Gerassimos ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Christos Tsagas, Aris Retsos, Zozo Zarpa, Despina Tomazani

Votes: 156

Nikos Papatakis

8. Iniohos (1995)

180 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.9
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The story of a Greek from 1941 on. Hniochos, still a student is captured by the Italians and imprisoned. In prison he will take the first hard lessons and acquire a life stance in the light of energy. He escapes and becomes a guerrilla.

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Vasias Eleftheriadis, Alexis Damianos, Thodoris Polizonis, Dimitris Tragas

Votes: 51

Alexis Damianos

9. 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

Dimos Avdeliodis

10. 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: 787

Theodoros Angelopoulos

11. 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: 2,207

Costas Ferris

12. Proti yli (2011)

78 min | Documentary

7.7
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The state and business corruption in Greece that enriches by the metal recycling at the expense of a social margin which, while implementing the recycling, lives in extreme deprivation.

Director: Hristos Karakepelis | Stars: Spyros Magalios, Houssein Osmanoglou, Plubi Plub, Gogos Resolari

Votes: 58

Hristos Karakepelis

13. 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: 1,476

Theodoros Angelopoulos

14. 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: 1,584

Theodoros Angelopoulos

15. 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

Stavros Tornes

16. Balamos (1982)

82 min | Fantasy

7.5
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Director: Stavros Tornes | Stars: Stavros Tornes, Kyriakos Vilanakis, Eleni Maniati, Mitsos Angelakopoulos

Votes: 52

Stavros Tornes

17. Thanos and Despina (1967)

96 min | Drama

7.5
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Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when Despina's father, Vlahopoulos ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Olga Karlatos, George Dialegmenos, Lambros Tsangas, Elli Xanthaki

Votes: 119

Nikos Papatakis

18. Hora proelefsis (2010)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.

Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas | Stars: Amalia Moutoussi, Thanos Samaras, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Errikos Litsis

Votes: 353

Syllas Tzoumerkas

19. Parvas, agoni grammi (2008)

78 min | Documentary

8.4
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The daily life of a family who resides in Chora of Amorgos.

Director: Gerasimos Rigas

Votes: 55

Gerasimos Rigas

20. 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: 988

Nikos G. Nikolaidis

21. O melissokomos (1986)

122 min | Drama

7.4
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A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani, Jenny Roussea

Votes: 1,585

Theodoros Angelopoulos

22. To dendro pou pligoname (1986)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Dimos Avdeliodis | Stars: Yannis Avdeliodis, Nikos Mioteris, Marina Delivoria, Katerina Kyriakodi

Votes: 181

Dimos Avdeliodis

23. Days of 36 (1972)

105 min | Drama, History

7.0
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It is 1936 in Greece, shortly before the Metaxas' dictatorship. A former drug trafficker and police informer, Sofianos, is in prison because of the assassination of a trade unionist during ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Vangelis Kazan, Kostas Pavlou, Thanos Grammenos, Giorgos Kyritsis

Votes: 660

Theodoros Angelopoulos

24. I timi tis agapis (1984)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The wife of an alcoholic and mother of four (Toula Stathopoulou) is a factory worker in Corfu at the beginning of the 20th century. A fallen noble man who has fallen on hard times (Stratis ... See full summary »

Director: Tonia Marketaki | Stars: Toula Stathopoulou, Anny Loulou, Stratis Tsopanellis, Giorgos Agiovlassitis

Votes: 138

Tonia Marketaki

25. Karavan Sarai (1986)

115 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Tasos Psarras | Stars: Thymios Karakatsanis, Dimitra Hatoupi, Mirka Kalatzopoulou, Vasilis Kolovos

Votes: 47

Tasos Psarras

26. I psyhi sto stoma (2006)

117 min | Drama

6.6
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Takis is trapped. Takis tries to escape. Takis wants money.

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Errikos Litsis, Vangelis Mourikis, Maria Kehayioglou, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 1,009

Yannis Economides

27. The Fear (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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In this disturbing family drama, a prosperous middle-aged farmer takes up gambling and whoring at the expense of his devoted second wife. Meanwhile, his son the pervert becomes fascinated ... See full summary »

Director: Kostas Manoussakis | Stars: Elli Fotiou, Anestis Vlahos, Spiros Focás, Elena Nathanail

Votes: 137

Kostas Manoussakis

28. 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: 5,053 | Gross: $0.04M

Theodoros Angelopoulos

29. O vasilias (2002)

130 min | Drama

8.1
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A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Marilita Lambropoulou, Minas Hatzisavvas, Babis Giotopoulos

Votes: 1,290

Nikos Grammatikos

30. Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (1978)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?

Director: Nikos Panayotopoulos | Stars: Olga Karlatos, George Dialegmenos, Dimitris Poulikakos, Nikitas Tsakiroglou

Votes: 463

Nikos Panayotopoulos

31. To proxenio tis Annas (1972)

87 min | Drama

7.0
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Anna is a servant of an old lady for ten years. The old lady chooses a man for Anna.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Anna Vagena, Smaro Veaki, Kostas Rigopoulos, Stavros Kalaroglou

Votes: 241

Pantelis Voulgaris

32. Spirtokouto (2002)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Errikos Litsis, Eleni Kokkidou, Costas Xikominos, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 2,013

Yannis Economides

33. Parangelia! (1980)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The real story of Nikos Koemtzis, who one night knifed a company of men in a tavern, just because they wanted to dance on the song he had "ordered" from the musicians.

Director: Pavlos Tasios | Stars: Antonis Antoniou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Katerina Gogou, Sofia Roubou

Votes: 449

Pavlos Tasios

34. Kynodontas (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 56,524 | Gross: $0.11M

Giorgos Lanthimos

35. Ta kourelia tragoudane akoma... (1979)

123 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Five friends (representatives of the Fifties generation) now in their forties, get together after many years of silence. One shows up from jail, where he has been entering and exiting for ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Alkis Panagiotidis, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Rita Bensousan, Hristos Valavanidis

Votes: 705

Nikos Nikolaidis

36. Dekapentavgoustos (2001)

106 min | Drama

6.8
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Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Eleni Kastani, Akilas Karazisis, Amalia Moutoussi, Emilios Chilakis

Votes: 815

Constantine Giannaris

37. Diorthosi (2007)

87 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Thanos Anastopoulos | Stars: Giorgos Symeonidis, Ornela Kapetani, Savina Alimani, Nikos Georgakis

Votes: 133

Thanos Anastopoulos

38. Wasted Youth (2011)

122 min | Drama

6.1
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Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family.

Directors: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel | Stars: Haris Markou, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov, Jason Wastor

Votes: 751

Argyris Papadimitropoulos & Jan Vogel

39. O kipos tou Theou (1994)

117 min | Drama, Action, Fantasy

6.8
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It's Christmas time. Shortie, Beanpole, Alekos and Sinoue, everyday people, decide to reinvent themselves because in the garden of god everything seems the same. They play ball, keep notes,... See full summary »

Director: Takis Spiridakis | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Kostas Markopoulos, Dinos Makris, Nick Calamo

Votes: 40

Takis Spiridakis

40. 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

Yannis Fagras

41. Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi (1971)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A wild tale of mistaken identity set during the Nazi occupation of Greece and starring the great Thanasis Vengos. Thanasis is called upon, during the Occupation, to testify at the trial of ... See full summary »

Director: Dinos Katsouridis | Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Efi Roditi, Antonis Papadopoulos, Kaiti Lambropoulou

Votes: 542

Dinos Katsouridis

42. Ap' to hioni (1993)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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This film follows a few men from Albania as they travel to Greece looking for a better life in Athens.

Director: Sotiris Goritsas | Stars: Gerasimos Skiadaressis, Vasias Eleftheriadis, Mania Papadimitriou, Andonis Manolas

Votes: 82

Sotiris Goritsas

43. To ergostasio (1981)

101 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Tasos Psarras | Stars: Vasilis Kolovos, Vana Fitsori, Dimitra Hatoupi, Dimitris Spyrou

Votes: 45

Tasos Psarras

44. Oi apenanti (1981)

121 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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From the opposite apartment, a young man observes the daily life of an unsuspected woman. Will she ever know his existence?

Director: Giorgos Panousopoulos | Stars: Betty Livanou, Aris Retsos, Giorgos Siskos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 237

Giorgos Panousopoulos

45. Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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73 Metascore

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Stars: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos

Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $0.02M

Athina Rachel Tsangari

46. Apontes (1996)

115 min | Drama

7.7
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The story follows the sporadic reunions of six friends during the seven year period of their integration into society. The reunions take place on their ancestral island, the setting of ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Nikos Georgakis, Yorgos Evgenikos, Vangelis Mourikis, Tasos Nousias

Votes: 385

Nikos Grammatikos

47. Byron, i balada enos daimonismenou (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama

5.4
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Poet Lord Byron decides to fight with the Greek revolutionaries in Missolonghi against the Turks but instead the glorious battle wrestles with fever and his own demons.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Manos Vakousis, Vera Sotnikova, Vasilis Laggos, Igor Yasulovich

Votes: 57

Nikos Koundouros

48. Loufa kai parallagi (1984)

99 min | Comedy

7.8
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The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Giorgos Kimoulis, Takis Spiridakis, Stavros Xenidis

Votes: 2,614

Nicos Perakis

49. Enas erodios gia tin Germania (1988)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The chronicle of Loukas Kostoglou, a publisher devoted to poetry, and Marios, his assistant, who is love with Nina.

Director: Stavros Tornes | Stars: Stavros Tsiolis, Marios Karamanis, Myrna Tsapa, Anna Wich

Votes: 21

Stavros Tornes

50. Macherovgaltis (2010)

108 min | Drama

6.3
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Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Stathis Stamoulakatos, Vangelis Mourikis, Maria Kallimani, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 682

Yannis Economides