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1.
Shang Hai zhi yen (1984)
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In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid... (103 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ Shanghai Blues ” - l-tsmash
 
2.
Dragon Flies (1975)
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up. (111 mins.)
 
3.
Dom na Trubnoy (1928)
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A girl Parasha Pitunova comes to Moscow from a deep province, eventually she arrives at a house. This is a story about the house and its inhabitants. (64 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
“ The House on Trubnaya ” - l-tsmash
 
4.
Shree 420 (1955)
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Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune... (168 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
5.
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)
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The Yagyu family's elder son sends an old and cheap looking pot to his young brother, ignoring that... (92 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
6.
Secret Sunshine (2007)
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A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life. (142 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
7.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. (112 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
8.
Bountiful Summer (1951)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
“ Bountiful Summer ” - l-tsmash
 
9.
Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate. (76 mins.)
 
10.
Newsfront (1978)
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In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public. (110 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
11.
Boot Polish (1954)
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Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging. (149 mins.)
Director: Prakash Arora
 
12.
Death in Brunswick (1990)
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Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook... (109 mins.)
Director: John Ruane
 
13.
Seisaku's Wife (1965)
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(93 mins.)
“ Seisaku's Wife ” - l-tsmash
 
14.
Oki's Movie (2010)
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A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much. (80 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ Oki's Movie ” - l-tsmash
 
15.
Alyonka (1962)
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Set in 1955 when many migrated from Russia to the Steppes of Kazakhstan, this is the trip back to the... (86 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
16.
Project A-Ko (1986)
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Project A-ko is the typical love triangle of three school girls and their confrontations with aliens, giant robots, and women who look like burly men. (86 mins.)
 
17.
Green Fish (1997)
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Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters. (111 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
18.
The Girl with the Hat Box (1927)
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Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and... (60 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
19.
By the Bluest of Seas (1936)
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Yussuf and Aliosha are two shipwrecked sailors on an island in the Caspian Sea. They start working as... (71 mins.)
 
20.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924)
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The film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie... (94 mins.)
Director: Lev Kuleshov
“ The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks ” - l-tsmash
 
21.
Knock on Any Door (1949)
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Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him... (100 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
22.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. (115 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
23.
Wings of Honneamise (1987)
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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program. (121 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
 
24.
The Patriots (1933)
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
“ Outskirts ” - l-tsmash
 
25.
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
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In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
 
26.
Super Space Fortress Macross (1984)
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In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries... (114 mins.)
 
27.
Passenger (1963)
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While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard. (62 mins.)
 
28.
Peking Opera Blues (1986)
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's... (104 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
29.
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
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Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice... (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
30.
Broken Arrow (1950)
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches. (93 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
31.
Peppermint Candy (1999)
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end. (129 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
32.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
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On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life... (163 mins.)
 
33.
Party Girl (1958)
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Lawyer Thomas Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gayle encourages him improve his reputation, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise. (99 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
34.
Mera Naam Joker (1970)
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Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters... (224 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
35.
Chess Fever (1925 Short Film)
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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game... (28 mins.)
 
36.
Ten Canoes (2006)
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A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land... (90 mins.)
 
37.
Modern Romance (1981)
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Albert Brooks directs himself as a successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between him and his remarkably patient girlfriend. (93 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
38.
Oasis (2002)
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Jong-du, a young man just out of prison for manslaughter, is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately... (133 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
39.
Wild River (1960)
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her. (110 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
40.
America America (1963)
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States. (174 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
41.
The Paleface (1948)
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
 
42.
The Housemaid (1960)
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A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for. (111 mins.)
Director: Ki-young Kim
 
43.
Fox and His Friends (1975)
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Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict... (123 mins.)
 
44.
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell. (182 mins.)
Director: Wojciech Has
 
45.
For Love's Sake (2012)
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Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai... (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike