Peaceful Anarchy's favourite lesser known movies.

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1. I for India (2005)

70 min | Documentary

6.9
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The myth of return. In 1966, Yash and Sheel Suri leave India for a temporary stay in England while he burnishes his resume as a doctor. He buys projectors, tape recorders, and movie cameras... See full summary »

Director: Sandhya Suri | Star: Yash Pal Suri

Votes: 159

2. Be with Me (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Chiew Sung Ching, Lawrence Yong, Leong Kooi Eng

Votes: 1,512

3. Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 506

4. ...No Lies (1973)

R | 16 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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A young filmmaking student turns his camera on a female friend as she gets ready to go out for the night. His questions strip away the young woman's defenses, and soon she reveals her ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Block | Stars: Shelby Leverington, Alec Hirschfeld

Votes: 313

5. The Joyless Street (1925)

125 min | Drama

7.4
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Ágnes Eszterházy, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,138

6. Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)

125 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr., Joonee Gamboa

Votes: 694

7. The Decisive Moment (1973)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Director: Cornell Capa | Star: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Votes: 41

8. Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)

78 min | Comedy

8.2
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After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert, Alberto Romea

Votes: 2,935

9. Seventeen (1983)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

8.1
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In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They are also ... See full summary »

Directors: Joel DeMott, Jeff Kreines

Votes: 133

10. Dying at Grace (2003)

148 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director Allan King documents the final months of five terminally ill cancer patients at the Toronto Grace Health Centre.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Phyllis Bobbitt, Joyce Bone, Norman Collins, Lloyd Greenway

Votes: 296

11. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Bert Stern, Aram Avakian | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 799

12. Murderers Among Us (1946)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer, Hilde Adolphi

Votes: 1,639

13. What Happened Was... (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $0.33M

14. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 3,315

15. Subarnarekha (1965)

143 min | Drama

7.8
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A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Madhabi Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Indrani Chakrabarty

Votes: 622

16. Night and Day (2008)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim, an artist selected by the Korean government that escaped from Seoul and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yeong-ho Kim, Su-jeong Hwang, Eun-hye Park, Boris Baum

Votes: 724

17. Angano... Angano... (1989)

64 min | Documentary

7.3
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Venerable storytellers recount for the camera and their listeners the founding myths of Malagasy culture.

Directors: Cesar Paes, Marie Clémence Paes | Stars: Ambarazafy, Avimare, Arthur Besy, Fototselo

Votes: 40

18. S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (2003)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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75 Metascore

A unique documentary on the notorious S-21 prison, today the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with testimony by the only surviving prisoners and former Khmer Rouge guards.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Khieu 'Poev' Ches, Yeay Cheu, Nhem En, Houy Him

Votes: 877 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Woman on the Run (1950)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen

Votes: 1,667

20. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 844

21. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Abigail's Party (1977)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Beverly has invited her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour, Sue, because Sue's fifteen year-old daughter, Abigail, was holding a ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse

Votes: 1,557

22. CBS Reports (1959– )
Episode: Harvest of Shame (1960)

60 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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In this CBS News production broadcast on Thanksgiving 1960, Edward R. Murrow points out the plight of migrant farm workers in America. Topics range from the harsh living conditions, endless... See full summary »

Director: Fred W. Friendly | Star: Edward R. Murrow

Votes: 141

23. Main Street (1956)

99 min | Drama

7.9
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A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Betsy Blair, José Suárez, Yves Massard, Luis Peña

Votes: 957

24. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,478

25. Sambizanga (1972)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Maldoror | Stars: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M'Vondo, Dino Abelino

Votes: 110

26. Ingeborg Holm (1913)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Hilda Borgström, Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm, Georg Grönroos

Votes: 738

27. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,907

28. Blues in the Night (1941)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 814

29. The Day He Arrives (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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83 Metascore

A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Joon-sang Yoo, Sang-Jung Kim, Seon-mi Song, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Po zakonu (1926)

80 min | Drama

7.9
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A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two of the others. The two survivors, a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel, Pyotr Galadzhev

Votes: 677

31. Hospital (1970 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

8.0
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Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Stars: Eugene Friedman, Stanley Friedman, Robert Schwartz

Votes: 272

32. Sicilia! (1999)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama

7.3
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A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow ... See full summary »

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Stars: Gianni Buscarino, Vittorio Vigneri, Angela Nugara, Carmelo Maddio

Votes: 509

33. Man's Castle (1933)

75 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,071

34. Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

19 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

Director: Tracey Moffatt | Stars: Marcia Langton, Agnes Hardwick, Jimmy Little, Alkira Fitzgerald

Votes: 199

35. Wszystko moze sie przytrafic (1995)

39 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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An energetic six-year-old boy talks to elderly strangers relaxing in the park. He confronts his childish knowledge of the world with their life-long experience.

Director: Marcel Lozinski | Star: Tomasz Lozinski

Votes: 255

36. Cien niños esperando un tren (1988)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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"Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a... See full summary »

Director: Ignacio Agüero | Star: Alicia Vega

Votes: 128

37. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.8
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Governor George Wallace will not let two black students into an Alabama school, against the wishes of President Kennedy. Loud shouts come from both sides of the issue as JFK stands by his decisions.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, Robert F. Kennedy, Vivian Malone

Votes: 440

38. Barres (1984)

14 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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A humorous short in which passengers subvert toll checkpoints in order to avoid paying.

Director: Luc Moullet | Stars: Jean Abeillé, Jean-Pierre Bonneau, André Chauchat, Odette Duval

Votes: 224

39. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 3,279

40. Återträffen (2013)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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A famous artist isn't invited to her class reunion. She makes a film about what could've happened if she had gone there and confronted her bullies, and later shows that film to her former classmates.

Director: Anna Odell | Stars: Anna Odell, Anders Berg, David Nordström, Erik Ehn

Votes: 4,096

41. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $0.82M

42. Time Without Pity (1957)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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The day before a man is to be executed, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman

Votes: 768

43. Sandra (1965)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, War

7.3
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Sandra returns to her childhood village to take care of family business, but her childhood memories and secrets soon overcome her.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Jean Sorel, Michael Craig, Renzo Ricci

Votes: 1,308

44. Alone in the Wilderness (2004 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

8.8
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Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Jr., Wendy Ishii, Pamela Guest

Votes: 3,005

45. The Long Night (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 1,121

46. Girl Walk: All Day (2011 Video)

75 min | Music

8.0
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Director: Jacob Krupnick | Stars: Anne Marsen, Dai Omiya, John Doyle

Votes: 273

47. Brink of Life (1958)

84 min | Drama

7.7
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Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Votes: 1,713

48. Johnny O'Clock (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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High-class crook gets in trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew

Votes: 1,018

49. Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad

Votes: 1,466

50. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,497

51. Black Rider (1993)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki, Klaus Tilsner

Votes: 1,366

52. The Bloody Olive (1997)

12 min | Crime, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Mylene and Werner are going to make their flat up for Christmas. Then Sam comes with a bottle of Veuve Cliqot. Sam tells Werner that he knows Werner has stolen money at work. Werner murders... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Veerle van Overloop, Frank Focketyn, Gene Bervoets, Guy Dermul

Votes: 472

53. Essai d'ouverture (1988)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.8
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A Man tries different ways to open a Coca Cola bottle.

Director: Luc Moullet | Stars: Françoise Buraux, Richard Copans, Luc Moullet

Votes: 167

54. An shab ke barun amad (1967)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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A documentary which explores what did or did not happen on a rainy night a young boy allegedly saved a train from crashing.

Director: Kamran Shirdel

Votes: 207

55. When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 679

56. Polizeibericht Überfall (1928)

21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.

Director: Ernö Metzner | Stars: Heinrich Gotho, Eva Schmid-Kayser, Sybille Schmitz, Alfred Loretto

Votes: 328

57. Black Harvest (1992)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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Joe Leahy is the half-caste son of one of the first explorers of the Papua New Guinean interior. His relations with the local Ganiga tribe who work his coffee plantation on their land are ... See full summary »

Directors: Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly

Votes: 146

58. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (1984)

119 min | Documentary

8.4
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Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 633

59. Triumph Over Violence (1965)

82 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring

Votes: 1,171

60. Röntgenstrahlen (1937)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A short black and white film which documents the discovery of X-Rays and how they can be used for medical purposes.

Director: Martin Rikli

Votes: 70

61. Plácido (1961)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá, Manuel Alexandre

Votes: 1,975

62. Yuki yukite, shingun (1987)

122 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Kenzo Okuzaki, Riichi Aikawa, Masaichi Hamaguchi, Toshio Hara

Votes: 1,054

63. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, René Ray

Votes: 1,003

64. Hyenas (1992)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Ami Diakhate, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mansour Diouf, Calgou Fall

Votes: 588

65. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,085

66. El sol del membrillo (1992)

133 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life, he has worked on the same theme many times, almost as if it were a ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Antonio López, María Moreno, Enrique Gran, María López

Votes: 1,359

67. Allah Tantou (1992)

62 min | Documentary

6.8
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Filmmaker David Achkar searches for his father, Marof Achkar, who was sent to the notorious Camp Boiro prison in 1969 for treason.

Director: David Achkar | Stars: David Achkar, Marof Achkar

Votes: 20

68. Kameradschaft (1931)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.6
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Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt

Votes: 893

69. Moontide (1942)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang | Stars: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,059

70. Noviciat (1965)

17 min | Short

6.4
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A peeping tom caught spying on a women's self defence class is taken captive by the class leader. At first the class uses to practice on, but his treatment steadily becomes more humiliating and fetishistic.

Director: Noël Burch | Stars: Frédérique Franchini, André S. Labarthe, Annette Michelson

Votes: 78

71. Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny

Votes: 1,590

72. The Good Fairy (1935)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen

Votes: 991

73. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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A short film which documents the lives of women in a rural Senegal.

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 272

74. Christmas Holiday (1944)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Votes: 955

75. The Hands of Orlac (1924)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Strassny, Paul Askonas

Votes: 1,623

76. Warszawa 1956 (1956)

7 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Over a decade after the almost total wartime destruction, Warsaw still looks bruised and battered. Ruined houses are nevertheless inhabited which can be dangerous for the local population.

Directors: Jerzy Bossak, Jaroslaw Brzozowski | Star: Andrzej Lapicki

Votes: 131

77. A Time for Burning (1967)

58 min | Documentary

7.6
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In the mid-1960s, 1200 White people attend Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Nearby, Negro Lutherans worship at Hope Lutheran Church. Reverend Bill Youngdahl, Augustana's pastor... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Connell, Bill Jersey | Stars: Ernie Chambers, Ray Cristensen, Bill Youngdahl

Votes: 120

78. Gunki hatameku motoni (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.0
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 700

79. De cierta manera (1977)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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Film about Miraflores, a housing development built in 1962.

Director: Sara Gómez | Stars: Mario Balmaseda, Yolanda Cuéllar, Mario Limonta, Isaura Mendoza

Votes: 122

80. Yama no oto (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

8.0
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An ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,150

81. The Hidden Room (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 1,202

82. The Burglar (1957)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.7
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Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell

Votes: 710

83. The Slender Thread (1965)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Steven Hill

Votes: 1,347

84. Suburbia (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Votes: 3,295

85. Aranyer Din Ratri (1970)

115 min | Drama

8.3
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A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal, Soumitra Chatterjee

Votes: 1,779

86. Mashgh-e Shab (1989)

86 min | Documentary

8.0
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In this documentary, Kiarostami asks a number of students about their school homework. The answers of some children shows the darker side of this method of education.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babak Ahmadpoor, Farhang Akhavan, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 686

87. Der Verlorene (1951)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.

Director: Peter Lorre | Stars: Peter Lorre, Karl John, Helmuth Rudolph, Johanna Hofer

Votes: 753

88. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.9
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Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 712

89. Meeting Woody Allen (1986)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Revolutionary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard conducts a twenty-five minute interview with influential and acclaimed American director Woody Allen on the cultural radiation, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Jean-Luc Godard, Annette Insdorf

Votes: 857

90. Plunder Road (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a $10 millionr, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, Wayne Morris, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 653

91. Ai no kawaki (1966)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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Etsuko, after her husbands death, moves in with her in-laws. With ambivalence, she finds herself sexually involved with her father-in-law. She then finds herself desiring young gardener Saburo, who has a relationship with the maid Miyo.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Nobuo Nakamura, Ruriko Asaoka, Akira Yamanouchi, Yûko Kusunoki

Votes: 247

92. The Aviator's Wife (1981)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her lover.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 2,254

93. The Boy Friend (1971)

G | 137 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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When the leading lady of a low-budget musical revue sprains her ankle, the assistant stage manager is forced to understudy and perform in her place, becoming a star and finding love in the process.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Bryan Pringle

Votes: 2,413

94. Slam (1998)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Bonz Malone, Lawrence Wilson

Votes: 2,076 | Gross: $0.98M

95. La belle captive (1983)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds a beautiful woman he had been eying in a nightclub, lying in the road, bound up. He ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet | Stars: Daniel Mesguich, Cyrielle Clair, Daniel Emilfork, François Chaumette

Votes: 725

96. Vivian (1965)

3 min | Short

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 171

97. The Sniper (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 1,959

98. Le franc (I) (1994)

46 min | Comedy

6.7
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A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ

Votes: 163

99. Light Is Calling (2004)

8 min | Short

7.3
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A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Eddie Phillips, Lola Todd

Votes: 304

100. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett

Votes: 2,697 | Gross: $0.20M