44 top GREEK films

The most interesting Greek films ever. Films that have to be re-discovered. Films that can be indriguing for people who love cinema. Discover Greek cinema!
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1.
The Travelling Players (1975)
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
 
2.
Zorba the Greek (1964)
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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. (142 mins.)
 
3.
Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
 
4.
Attenberg (2010)
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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. (97 mins.)
 
5.
Soul Kicking (2006)
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Takis is trapped. Takis tries to escape. Takis wants money. (117 mins.)
 
6.
One Day in August (2001)
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Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever. (106 mins.)
 
7.
Three Days Happiness (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Athens, a city that decays, three young women are struggling to find their way out. As their paths cross in an unexpected way, they are driven to a violent adulthood. (80 mins.)
 
8.
Miss Violence (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An unnerving story about a horrid family drama and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving and nothing is as it seems. (98 mins.)
 
9.
Unfair World (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel... (107 mins.)
Director: Filippos Tsitos
 
10.
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he's got. (80 mins.)
Director: Ektoras Lygizos
 
11.
Brides (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage. (128 mins.)
 
12.
A Woman's Way (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village... (111 mins.)
 
13.
Singapore Sling (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (111 mins.)
 
14.
Balamos (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(82 mins.)
Director: Stavros Tornes
 
15.
Voyage to Cythera (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for. (120 mins.)
 
16.
The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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? (118 mins.)
 
17.
Rembetiko (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Costas Ferris
 
18.
Delivery (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Young man arrives in Athens to seek his fortune. Vainly. (100 mins.)
 
19.
'Thou-Vou' Falakros praktor - Epiheirisis: Gis madiam (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Thou-Vou has finished the secret agents school and is now working as "000" along with his partner "MAP31"... (94 mins.)
Director: Thanasis Vengos
 
20.
The Red Lanterns (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The inextricably intertwined stories of five women who work as prostitutes just before the ban on brothels in Troumba. (132 mins.)
 
21.
Stella (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless... (90 mins.)
 
22.
The Ogre of Athens (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
 
23.
Evdokia (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the tumultuous years of the Greek military junta, an unconventional couple is torn between the complexities of love, life and suffocating societal relations. (97 mins.)
Director: Alexis Damianos
 
24.
Reconstruction (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness... (100 mins.)
 
25.
Balkanisateur (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two friends from a small Greek town travel to Bulgaria and Switzerland, hoping they can gain money from the difference in foreign exchange rates. (98 mins.)
 
26.
End of an Era (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A middle aged man remembers his adolescence and his friends when he was at highschool during the late 60's and early 70's... (98 mins.)
 
27.
Peppermint (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stefanos is a man at his 40's who has inherited a fortune from his mother's aunt. One day Manolis, his schoolmate... (105 mins.)
Director: Costas Kapakas
 
28.
Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 1969 Athens, a 10 year old boy struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his father. (113 mins.)
 
29.
No Sympathy for the Devil (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A romance of extremes in Athens tomorrow. A cashier finds true love in the face of a young waitress who has just been released from prison. When he looses her, he travels all the way to get her back. (82 mins.)
 
30.
From the Edge of the City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss. (94 mins.)
 
31.
Alps (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process. (93 mins.)
 
32.
Karkalou (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Stavros Tornes
 
33.
Alexander the Great (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis,... (235 mins.)
 
34.
Loaf and Camouflage (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The "adventures" of some friends during their military service. (99 mins.)
Director: Nicos Perakis
 
35.
Psyhi vathia (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Near the end of the Greek Civil War two brothers find themselves in opposite sides. (124 mins.)
 
36.
Modelo (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
This 105 minute film has no performers, only robots seen in a single set representing a factory yard... (105 mins.)
Director: Kostas Sfikas
 
37.
Young Aphrodites (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
During a merciless drought, the brute nature of man and the delicate essence of the woman will yield under the omnipotence of the carnal instinct. (88 mins.)
 
38.
Blood on the Land (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Greece, in the early part of the 20th century, two brothers from a wealthy landowning family have opposite views on how the poor workers who work on their land should be treated. (130 mins.)
 
39.
Homeland (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption. (106 mins.)
 
40.
Four Black Suits (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Four bankrupt gravediggers organize their final funeral that will give them the opportunity to change their lives by leaving the profession - which they originally started out as a temporary gainful solution, but stayed in this for life. (90 mins.)
 
41.
Excursion (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The love story between a captain's wife and his sergeant which has a tragic ending. (85 mins.)
 
42.
Days of 36 (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It is 1936 in Greece, shortly before the Metaxas' dictatorship. A former drug trafficker and police informer... (105 mins.)
 
43.
To xylo vgike apo ton Paradeiso (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young teacher Floras arrives to teach a class at a girls' high school in Athens. His students, daughters of rich Athenian families... (98 mins.)
 
44.
A Touch of Spice (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather... (108 mins.)