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1.
Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
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Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
2.
À Nous la Liberté (1931)
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison. (104 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
3.
Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
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At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences. (88 mins.)
 
4.
M (1931)
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
5.
July 14 (1933)
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Jean is a young cab driver. Anna, a flower-girl neighbour, is in love with him. But he is still thinking to Pola... (86 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
6.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
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A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
7.
The Blue Light (1932)
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Junta is hated by the people in the village where she lives, especially by the women, who suspect her of being a witch... (85 mins.)
 
8.
The Constant Nymph (1933)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Basil Dean
 
9.
Madame Bovary (1934)
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Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy... (101 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
10.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
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A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
 
11.
Maria Chapdelaine (1934)
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A young woman living with her family on the frontier in Quebec, Canada, endures the hardships of isolation and climate... (77 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
12.
Children of Montmartre (1933)
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When her father files bankruptcy and then dies, Rose's fiancé jilts her; she takes a job as a maid in a Montmartre kindergarten with 150 poor children... (83 mins.)
 
13.
Peasants (1935)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Fridrikh Ermler
 
14.
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
15.
Rembrandt (1936)
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark... (85 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
16.
Son of Mongolia (1936)
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Director: Ilya Trauberg
 
17.
The Yellow Cruise (1933 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
18.
Secret Agent (1936)
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After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences. (86 mins.)
 
19.
The Lower Depths (1936)
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
20.
Mayerling (1936)
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering;... (96 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
21.
The Wedding of Palo (1934)
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(79 mins.)
 
22.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
23.
Dance Program (1937)
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Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates. (144 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
24.
Peter the First (1937)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Petrov
 
25.
Port of Shadows (1938)
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
26.
Harvest (1937)
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(127 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
27.
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (112 mins.)
 
28.
La fin du jour (1939)
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures... (99 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
29.
The Baker's Wife (1938)
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he... (133 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
30.
Pépé le Moko (1937)
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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
31.
Rome, Open City (1945)
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
 
32.
Paisan (1946)
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (125 mins.)
 
33.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
34.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
35.
The River (1951)
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Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
36.
Miracle in Milan (1951)
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An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò... (100 mins.)
 
37.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
38.
Beauty and the Devil (1950)
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The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
39.
The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
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In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist... (107 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
40.
Strange Deception (1951)
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Back in his village, former war prisoner Bruno Baldi is dead set on avenging his brother who has been... (99 mins.)
 
41.
Romeo and Juliet (1954)
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In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry. (141 mins.)
 
42.
Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (86 mins.)
 
43.
Beauties of the Night (1952)
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A young composer has vivid dreams of the past that reflect, yet conflict with his waking life. (87 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
44.
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
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Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc. (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
45.
Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
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When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky". (93 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
46.
The Great Adventure (1953)
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A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer... (94 mins.)
Director: Arne Sucksdorff
 
47.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
48.
The Silent World (1956 Documentary)
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This pioneering nature documentary investigates aquatic habitats in various locations around the world... (86 mins.)
 
49.
War and Peace (1956)
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families. (208 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
50.
La Strada (1954)
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
 
51.
Rififi (1955)
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Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... (122 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
52.
Ordet (1955)
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Follows the lives of the Brogen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with one and other, and the rest of the town. The various events that unfold throughout the film tests all of their faith and beliefs. (126 mins.)
 
53.
Gervaise (1956)
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Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it... (112 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
54.
The Red Balloon (1956 Short Film)
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A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (34 mins.)
 
55.
A Man Escaped (1956)
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Captured French Resistance fighter Andre Devigny awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
56.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
57.
Rouge et noir (1954)
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It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations... (113 mins.)
 
58.
Mon Oncle (1958)
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. (117 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
59.
A Night to Remember (1958)
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An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912. (123 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
60.
Aparajito (1956)
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Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
61.
The Roof (1956)
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building... (91 mins.)
 
62.
The World of Apu (1959)
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This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer as he lives through poverty, and the unforeseen turn of events. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
63.
General Della Rovere (1959)
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer. (132 mins.)
 
64.
The Bridge (1959)
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
65.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
66.
Two Women (1960)
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In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war. (100 mins.)
 
67.
Seryozha (1960)
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(80 mins.)
 
68.
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
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After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia... (110 mins.)
 
69.
The Naked Island (1960)
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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops. (94 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
70.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
71.
The Four Days of Naples (1962)
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The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war... (116 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
72.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
 
73.
Any Number Can Win (1963)
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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability... (118 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
74.
The Organizer (1963)
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A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory. (130 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
75.
Anatomy of a Marriage (1964)
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The story of the couple from the very first meeting to break up told from a view of a woman, Francoise. The film shares the same plot with "Jean-Marc ou La vie conjugale", that tells the same story from another perspective. (112 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
76.
Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
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Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé... (115 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
77.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
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Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. (118 mins.)
 
78.
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
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Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband. (137 mins.)
 
79.
The Overcoat (1952)
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952)... (95 mins.)
 
80.
La Bohème (1965)
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(105 mins.)
 
81.
Aunt Tula (1964)
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The film is a picture of Tula a woman being single and repressed who believes that she has to help her... (109 mins.)
Director: Miguel Picazo
 
82.
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.)
 
83.
Compartiment tueurs (1965)
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Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths... (95 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
84.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
 
85.
La vieille dame indigne (1965)
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(94 mins.)
Director: René Allio
 
86.
Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable. (140 mins.)
 
87.
Elvira Madigan (1967)
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The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away. (91 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
88.
The Hunt (1966)
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Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy. (91 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
89.
Hagbard and Signe (1967)
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The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard (Oleg Vidov), the son of a slain Norse king... (100 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
90.
Hunger (1966)
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In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published... (112 mins.)
Director: Henning Carlsen
 
91.
The Two of Us (1967)
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country... (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
92.
War and Peace (1966)
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A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife... (427 mins.)
 
93.
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose? (107 mins.)
 
94.
Shame (1968)
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Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive. (103 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
95.
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
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Charles Desvallées has good reasons to believe that his wife is cheating on him and hires a P.D. in order to prove himself right... (98 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
96.
The Damned (1969)
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. (156 mins.)
 
97.
Adalen 31 (1969)
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During a strike strike-breakers are being transported to Lunde, where they are assaulted by the strikers... (110 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
98.
My Night at Maud's (1969)
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The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
99.
The Passion of Anna (1969)
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Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends... (101 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
100.
The Confession (1970)
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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed... (139 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras