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1.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
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The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
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A kabuki theatre-inflected story about a poor village whose people have to be carried to a nearby mountain to die once they get old. (98 mins.)
 
3.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
4.
The Suicide (1996)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Gregg Bordowitz
 
5.
Omar (2013)
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A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing. (96 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
6.
Paradise Now (2005)
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Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
7.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
 
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A Touch of Sin (2013)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. (133 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
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Ajami (2009)
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Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. (124 mins.)
 
10.
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
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Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter... (96 mins.)
Director: Nacer Khemir
 
11.
Bekas (2012)
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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing... (97 mins.)
Director: Karzan Kader
 
12.
Arna's Children (2004 Documentary)
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Juliano Mer Khamis' documentary on his mother, Arna, an activist against the Israeli occupation who founded an alternative education system for Palestinian children. (85 mins.)
 
13.
The Golden Dream (2013)
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A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S. (108 mins.)
 
14.
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
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An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet some relatives. This and other short stories give us a clue about the city of Istanbul. (113 mins.)
 
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Distant (2002)
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After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit. (110 mins.)
 
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Timbuktu (2014)
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A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. (97 mins.)
 
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Journey to the West (2013)
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Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King. (110 mins.)
 
18.
Wolf Totem (2015)
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During China's Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub. (121 mins.)
 
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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
 
21.
Wild Tales (2014)
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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. (122 mins.)
Director: Damián Szifron
 
22.
Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015)
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In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town. (98 mins.)
Director: Shinji Higuchi
 
23.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
24.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (142 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
25.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
26.
Valley of the Bees (1968)
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Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father... (97 mins.)
 
27.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
28.
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (118 mins.)
 
29.
Talvar (2015)
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An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide. (132 mins.)
Director: Meghna Gulzar
 
30.
Colossal Youth (2006)
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After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon... (156 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
31.
Onibaba (1964)
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
32.
The Liberator (2013)
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Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated. (119 mins.)
Director: Alberto Arvelo
 
33.
The Club (2015)
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A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs. (98 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
34.
Jauja (2014)
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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization. (109 mins.)
Director: Lisandro Alonso
 
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Fearless (2006)
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A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
36.
Theeb (2014)
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In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. (100 mins.)
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
 
37.
What's a Human Anyway? (2004)
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In an apartment building where neighbors, friends, and family are living in close quarters, three male... (128 mins.)
Director: Reha Erdem
 
38.
13 Assassins (2010)
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A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (141 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
39.
Road to La Paz (2015)
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ROAD TO LA PAZ is an unexpected and endearing encounter between distant cultures, and an odyssey of spiritual initiation (92 mins.)
 
40.
Parting (2016)
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Two young Afghans,Fereshteh and Nabi, are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran... (78 mins.)
Director: Navid Mahmoudi
 
41.
The Well (2016)
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Set during the Algerian War of Independence. In the film, the French army surrounds a southern Algerian village where they believe an enemy is being hidden and force the inhabitants to either confront the issue or die of thirst. (96 mins.)
 
42.
Endorphine (2015)
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Complex time shifting drama revolving about a violent senseless murder and young witness. (84 mins.)
Director: André Turpin
 
43.
Partisan (2015)
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Ariel Kleiman