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1.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
2.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
3.
The American Friend (1977)
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man. (125 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
4.
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
5.
Miss Julie (1951)
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Late 19th century. The young miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken... (90 mins.)
Director: Alf Sjöberg
 
6.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
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A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
7.
Benny's Video (1992)
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A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
8.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
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71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
9.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
10.
Caché (2005)
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A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
11.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 Mini-Series)
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. (931 mins.)
 
12.
I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything... (121 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
13.
I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)
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The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant... (107 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
14.
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
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Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno... (88 mins.)
 
15.
Katzelmacher (1969)
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Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around... (88 mins.)
 
16.
The American Soldier (1970)
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Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home... (80 mins.)
 
17.
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
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On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses... (103 mins.)
 
18.
Gods of the Plague (1970)
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A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend. (91 mins.)
 
19.
Lola (1981)
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In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer. (113 mins.)
 
20.
Veronika Voss (1982)
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A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist. (104 mins.)
 
21.
Coup de grâce (1976)
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A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster. (97 mins.)
 
22.
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
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A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist. (106 mins.)
 
23.
Young Torless (1966)
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At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates... (87 mins.)
 
24.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters. (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
25.
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
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While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus... (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
26.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Mini-Series)
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Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... (283 mins.)
 
27.
Summer Interlude (1951)
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While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
28.
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
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In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak. (108 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
29.
Summer with Monika (1953)
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Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
30.
Day of Wrath (1943)
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark. (97 mins.)
 
31.
Gertrud (1964)
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In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson. (116 mins.)
 
32.
Ordet (1955)
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Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town. (126 mins.)
 
33.
Vampyr (1932)
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A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. (83 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
34.
The Ruling Class (1972)
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue. (154 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
35.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
 
36.
Satantango (1994)
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Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
37.
My Life as a Dog (1985)
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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives. (101 mins.)
 
38.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
39.
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
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With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets... (88 mins.)
 
40.
Effi Briest (1974)
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In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house... (140 mins.)
 
41.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. (121 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
 
42.
Lola Montès (1955)
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The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of... (116 mins.)
Director: Max Ophuls
 
43.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
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The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly. (105 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
44.
Le Plaisir (1952)
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Three separate stories about the same thing: pleasure. (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
45.
La Ronde (1950)
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Vignettes revolving around a circle of interconnected love. (93 mins.)
Director: Max Ophuls
 
46.
The Reckless Moment (1949)
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After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal. (82 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
47.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall. (87 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls